Guenther Steiner says Mick Schumacher “lacks consistency” with doubts over future : PlanetF1

Guenther Steiner says Mick Schumacher must ship good performances extra persistently if he desires to retain his Haas seat.

Schumacher’s future in F1 appears to be teetering on the brink as he has solely six races left on his present contract and Haas haven’t been making a lot noise about that being prolonged.

The younger German joined the staff at a troublesome time. In his first season, he was a part of an all-rookie driver line-up and in 2022, pre-season was disrupted by the late departure of Nikita Mazepin.

Schumacher additionally had the undesirable tag of reaching fourth place on the all-time checklist of drivers to go the very best variety of races with out scoring their first level. Schumacher broke that streak at Silverstone and adopted it up with P6 in Austria, however has failed to complete within the high 10 since then.

Along with his future on the road, his boss Steiner has commented that Schumacher wants to enhance his consistency if he’s to stay at Haas.

“That hasn’t been determined but,” Steiner replied when requested who will companion Kevin Magnussen in 2023 by speedweek.com. “We’re contemplating what’s finest for the event of the staff. Are we simply trying on the expertise or the driving component as nicely?

“I’ll be trustworthy, we don’t know if Mick will keep or not. He has delivered superb races in Canada, Britain and Austria. However he lacks consistency – he must ship sturdy performances extra usually. We aren’t in a rush relating to the driving force query and Mick nonetheless has possibilities to indicate what he can do.”

Steiner additionally revealed he was “speaking to everyone” following latest experiences linking Nico Hulkenberg with a return to F1.

“I’ve spoken to many of the drivers in query, that’s my job,” stated Steiner. “There’s nothing concrete but. In any case, we solely need to take the smallest threat for the event of the staff. You’ll be able to take a giant threat, which is nice if it really works out however unhealthy if it doesn’t.

“There’s no person available on the market from these (skilled drivers) who’re at present driving. Besides Danny [Ricciardo] perhaps. His kind shouldn’t be nice in the mean time and we don’t know what he’ll do. Possibly he’ll take a 12 months off. I’m speaking to everyone, as I stated.”

The 57-year-old additionally gave his ideas on the latest breakdown in talks between Purple Bull and Porsche and stated when two “alpha firms” meet, there’ll all the time be points.

“My private opinion is 2 alpha firms met there,” the Haas boss stated. “And that’s all the time troublesome. At 50-50, one needs to be the boss. There would have been a stalemate, which might have induced issues. It’s not but sure Porsche will enter Method 1 in any case, however it’s a must to discover a new thought.”

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