Guenther Steiner warns Mick Schumacher that a “queue of drivers” want his F1 seat

Haas team boss Guenther Steiner seems to be running out of patience with Mick Schumacher

Mick Schumacher and Guenther Steiner
Mick Schumacher and Guenther Steiner

In the inaugural Miami Grand Prix at the Miami International Autodrome, Haas driver Mick Schumacher collided his car with Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel while trying to fight for what could’ve been his first point in Formula One.

As a result, he is now one of the top ten drivers with the most grand prix starts without scoring a single point(26). Since he’s still a world away from Luca Badoer’s record of 50, Haas team principal Guenther Steiner says the longer his run goes on, the more burden the 23-year-old feels. “Not getting any points so close to the end, that creates pressure,” said Steiner in an interview.

Last season, Haas failed to score a single point, with neither Schumacher nor teammate Nikita Mazepin able to get off to a good start in what was essentially a back-of-the-pack car. This season, Haas has made significant progress, with Schumacher’s new teammate and F1 returnee Kevin Magnussen finishing fifth at the season-opener Bahrain Grand Prix.

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“You don’t have forever in Formula 1″ :Guenther Steiner

Guenther Steiner with Mick Schumacher
Guenther Steiner with Mick Schumacher

Danish driver Kevin Magnussen has made additional two more top-10 finishes to his total count, increasing the pressure on Schumacher to score a point  as the Dane demonstrates the VF-22 is a car competent of snagging points.

Guenther Steiner believes that it is high time that German driver Mick Schumacher adjust to this highly competitive new midfield environment and try to score some points himself along with teammate Magnussen. The Italian team boss has made it very clear that his patience with Schumacher might run out if he fails to score any points anytime soon.

“The circumstances have changed due to the competitiveness with this car. It’s a different level where he has to compete. You have to get used to that first. You don’t have forever in Formula 1. There is a queue of drivers who want to drive there. I am sure he is aware nobody is waiting for him. He’s working very hard at it, but it’s very difficult. This formula is not an easy business,” added Steiner.

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