Mick Schumacher has in contrast his tyre struggles on the Hungarian Grand Prix to a “poker recreation that we misplaced”.
The German was amongst various drivers to suit the laborious compound Pirelli tyre in Budapest and, like his rivals, Schumacher discovered it troublesome to change on the rubber in cool temperatures.
It had been anticipated that it might have taken various laps to generate warmth with Ferrari claiming Charles Leclerc would have been at a deficit to rivals on the medium tyres for no less than 10 laps, although the longer tyre life would finally pay dividends on the finish of the race.
However as Schumacher discovered, this was not the case and the German stated: “After a fairly good begin and staying out of bother, we then had an honest stint on the medium and have been perhaps only a bit slower than the Alfas which was anticipated, however as soon as we modified onto the C2 it simply didn’t work out.
“We determined to fairly early on, come off it and that medium tyre simply lasted so much higher and labored so much higher.
“It was sort of a poker recreation that we misplaced.”
“[It was] harder than we had anticipated. We had hoped that the C2 would work however it didn’t, so I feel that perhaps by way of technique we gambled on the improper tyre.”
Schumacher expects Haas Spa progress
Haas was solely capable of produce one set of upgrades in time for Hungary and with Kevin Magnussen forward within the factors, it was the Dane that was granted use of those elements.
Schumacher will obtain his upgrades in Belgium after the summer time break and he expects to have the automotive in a great working window from day one, primarily based on the learnings from the previous weekend.
“I feel we’ve so much to look again at and analyse to attempt to perceive in order that principally, for Spa, we all know how the brand new package deal works, what we want by way of arrange and what we have to be fast,” added Schumacher.
“And I anticipate this package deal to work fairly effectively in Spa and if so, we are going to know [by] then for positive.”
Further reporting by Ian Parkes