Haas staff principal Guenther Steiner believes Mick Schumacher is in a ‘good place’ with Mercedes. The German was axed from the American outfit on the finish of the 2022 F1 season and has since moved to the Silver Arrows, the place he’ll tackle the function of a 3rd driver.
Steiner claims the younger driver may get a shot at driving full-time for the Brackley-based squad someday in 2024 and is in a very good place to safe a future within the sport.
Haas dropped Schumacher for Nico Hulkenberg forward of the 2023 season, because the F2 champion typically struggled to search out his footing towards his a lot older teammate Kevin Magnussen. Steiner additionally cited that Mercedes has many sibling groups, which ought to give Mick Schumacher hope for the longer term.
He informed RTL:
“I believe he’s in a very good place with Mercedes. Mercedes has many sibling groups. [De Vries] jumped in at Williams and received an everyday cockpit at AlphaTauri by this route. [Schumacher is] in a very good place. I hope for no driver’s sake that he can’t drive.”
“But when there’s a risk, Mick can sit in and drive. Generally one step again is 2 steps ahead. He’s put himself in a very good place with a staff the place he has one of the best probability for an everyday cockpit sooner or later.”
Former F1 driver lauds Mick Schumacher’s calmness in face of Haas axing
Former German F1 driver Timo Glock has claimed that Mick Schumacher’s calmness within the face of being fired by Haas reveals his ‘measurement and sophistication’. Schumacher was not supplied a contract renewal in 2022 and confirmed composure regardless of realizing his time within the sport was restricted.
Glock claims Schumacher’s composure and quietness in dire occasions are admirable and are an indication of the worth system he possesses. He informed Sky Germany about Schumacher:
“One thing so calm on the age of 23 and never working towards the staff reveals the dimensions and sophistication that he already has at such a younger age. I want he can take a step subsequent yr, even when solely as a take a look at driver, probably at Mercedes. Develop in such a manner that he comes again in 2024 and might then present everybody what he’s fabricated from.”
Working alongside Lewis Hamilton and George Russell at Mercedes will give Mick Schumacher helpful perception into what it’s wish to perform in a prime staff. It might put together him for potential future title challenges.
Nonetheless, given F1’s uncertainty, it’s unclear whether or not the previous F2 champion will ever discover his manner right into a full-time function at a staff sooner or later.