Schumacher should discover proper steadiness of efficiency and clear working

The German was within the highlight heading into the Baku weekend following his enormous crash in Monaco, which got here off the again of earlier incidents in Jeddah and Miami.

His weekend was compromised by a technical difficulty that robbed him of FP1, and thereafter he was catching up. He certified twentieth and final, some 1.1s off teammate Kevin Magnussen.

Within the race he completed 14th, solely forward of Nicholas Latifi, who was handicapped by an early stop-and-go penalty. He was additionally 38 seconds adrift of Yuki Tsunoda, who had an extended pitstop with a rear wing difficulty.

Whereas inspired that Schumacher had an incident-free weekend, Steiner pressured he additionally has to search out some velocity.

“It’s for certain a tough scenario in the meanwhile for him and for the crew as nicely,” Steiner instructed

“It is a efficiency sport, and what do you want in a efficiency sport? Efficiency.

“However I believe he did the proper factor, as a result of if he would have wrecked once more right here, I imply, that would not be good, you already know?

“I would reasonably it was like this than wrecking once more, attempting to do one thing which possibly is not there.”

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Mick Schumacher, Haas F1 Team, on the grid

Mick Schumacher, Haas F1 Group, on the grid

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Schumacher admitted that he hadn’t had an ideal race, suggesting that the misplaced observe time had finally compromised his set-up.

“Not nice, my again hurts a bit,” he mentioned after the flag. “It is not the weekend we have been type of hoping for.

“I believe that from Saturday onwards it was type of clear, in order that’s good. However anyway, when you get to Saturday, it is type of troublesome to evaluate if the set-up is correct or not.

“We solely had one free observe to do this and sadly, the set-up wasn’t proper. So yeah, then we have been caught with it till the race.”

When requested him to elucidate his struggles with the automotive, he defined: “It felt fairly understeery mid-corner and oversteery on exit, so it is not very best. So we have been utilizing the tyres quite a bit. And I believe till the final stint it wasn’t nice, however then the final stint truly felt fairly okay.”

After a run of three earlier races with out factors Steiner was additional pissed off when Magnussen retired with a Ferrari engine failure whereas on target for a high 10 end.

“It was one thing within the energy unit, the V6 or turbo,” mentioned Steiner. “It’s by no means good to have points. He would have been eighth or ninth. Ninth was fairly protected.

“Our greatest drawback was we could not get previous [Esteban] Ocon on the straight, in any other case, eighth was fairly certain. But it surely did not occur – once more.”

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