Sergey Sirotkin believes he has the time to get ready for F1 as Sauber confirm he will be testing next month.
Sirotkin is expected to race for Sauber next season after the Formula One team secured the backing of three Russian investors.
And although the 18-year-old has yet to test a F1 car, that will be rectified next month when he puts a 2011 Sauber through its paces.
"We are working on putting together the testing programme for him because you are allowed to test with an older car," team boss Monisha Kaltenborn told Autosport.
"We have more or less finalised the dates, we just have to look at certain availabilities.
"We are planning [the start of testing] for the end of October."
Sirotkin is confident that the running, which he needs in order to obtain his Super Licence, will mean he is "more than ready" to make his race debut next season.
"I still have half-a-year," said the Russian Formula Renault 3.5 driver.
"I still need to finish my World Series season and if everything goes right I will be more than ready for the first race.
"We are planning to do some tests with a 2011 car. And we are going to do a demo run at Sochi, then a fitness programme - all the preparation to be ready."
Meanwhile, Kaltenborn revealed that Sauber's decision to drop Robin Frijns had nothing to do with his level of talent.
"It doesn't have anything to do with his driving," she said.
"It's the situation we are in, there's no point in holding onto somebody when you know that you maybe cannot give the driver what he wants.
"We've never held onto any drivers like that and it just wouldn't be fair for his career.
"He has had a rough season and couldn't do all that he wanted on the driving side but with the little driving he has done it wouldn't be fair to judge anything.
"He remains a very talented driver."