The pressure on Mick Schumacher is mounting. At the Monaco Grand Prix, the 23-year-old Haas driver wrote off another Haas car. Schumacher’s friend Sebastian Vettel said after the Monaco Grand Prix he had no doubts that Mick had more to offer than he showed and should be left alone. Team boss Gunther Steiner also spoke about his driver and stated that something had to change.
In the second year of Formula 1 in the US racing team Haas, fans and experts are expecting a huge improvement from the young German, but in seven races in 2022, Schumacher could not score points once. Experienced teammate Kevin Magnussen has already scored 15 points.
Gunter Steiner said before the first training session in Monaco speed week: “A driver doesn’t think about the budget behind the wheel, he thinks about his career. Every driver wants to get as close to the limit as possible, but you don’t realize you’re over the limit until it’s too late. You can’t tell the driver to slow down.”
However, the Italian feels that something else must be done, because it can no longer continue like this. It’s not good for a team where every dollar counts. “We’ve seen what happened to Schumacher. It’s not satisfying to have another big accident. We’ll have to see how we can move forward from here.
Speed is good in Schumacher
Christian Danner, former Formula 1 driver comments: “Schumacher’s speed is good now, but accidents cannot continue like this. This means losses estimated at millions of dollars. A team like Haas can spend the money wisely. Schumacher is trying to get more of what is possible. This often leads to an accident or suspicion.You should be more relaxed.
Schumacher continues to make money for Haas
After the accident in Saudi Arabia, Steiner estimated the damages would cost between $500,000 and $1 million. The accident in Monaco costs a similar amount to what I read earlier in Pilots piece. Given the budget cap in Formula 1, Haas driver accidents carry a lot of weight, and the list goes on.
Monaco 2021: Accident in second free practice. The second accident in the third free practice, the cost of qualifying. France 2021: collapse in the first quarter. Hungary 2021: Accident in third free practice, so no participation in last practice. Saudi Arabia 2021: Accident in the race. Saudi Arabia 2022: Collapse in qualifying, forbidden to enter the race. Miami 2022: Collision with Vettel, the chance of World Cup points was missed. Monaco 2022: Race accident, car torn in half.
Ralf Schumacher, the German’s uncle, commented: “Failing in the race was his fault. Mick got in the wet part and that’s a mistake you can’t do. That mistake is ruthlessly punished as you have seen. Not only is the entire race broken, the badly damaged car also has its own. Financial consequences for the team.
Fast enough to top 10
Haas Team Principal Steiner knows: “We have a car fast enough to finish in the top 10. That’s a realistic goal in the first half of the season. Then we have to see if there are teams that make significant progress with intense incremental developments. But I am confident we can do it.” We just have to try to score more often, with both cars.
Update 12.10 (12/06) | Steiner speaks aggressively about “fake news” about his relationship with Schumacher in Azerbaijan
Is there noise inside the Haas? In recent weeks, more and more reports have emerged about Gunther Steiner and driver Mick Schumacher. The team boss was going to warn his driver about his accident-prone year, and he was going to assure that things had to get better. The team leader went to the stories in Sky Germany.
Steiner accused the media of making up fake stories about the relationship between him and his driver. He was very defensive about this, to the point where it was uncomfortable to watch. “We don’t doubt Mick, but we need to succeed. We have to score points.
‘Our camp is divided on the outside (by the media, editor). We want Mick to be successful, and how to achieve that is up to us. We do not need advice on this. But that split in our team isn’t good for Mick either. I need Mick and he needs us. There is pressure from outside and all our words are twisted.