Guenther Steiner, principal of the Haas F1 team expects Mick Schumacher to learn overtaking in Formula 1, of which he has been deprived since the start of the season.
Mick Schumacher, son of racing legend Michael Schumacher debuted in Formula 1 last season with the Haas F1 team, after winning the 2020 Formula 2 season. As bad as the 2021 season was for Haas, the same went for both of their drivers, Mick Schumacher and Nikita Mazepin, who were regular backmarkers and failed to score even a single point throughout the season.
The only “battle” Mick had was with his teammate, Nikita, who is not the very best driver we see on the grid.
However, with the 2022 season and Kevin Magnussen back on the team in place of Nikita Mazepin, Haas seems to have improved quite a lot compared to how they performed. In the first race of the season itself, Magnussen finished an amazing P5, scoring more points than the entire season last year. But to the surprise of many, Mick still finished P11.
This form has continued for all the races that have taken place till now; Mick has been unable to score a single point, whereas his teammate has scored a total of 15 points till now.
This makes it obvious that even though the car is competitive now, Mick is still unable to score a point, which comes as a surprise as speed is not really a problem now, Mick was 4th fastest during the Emilia Romagna GP.
Expressing his concern, Guenther Steiner, team principal of Haas stated that, “He (Schumacher) is putting in hours of work to get better on every level.”
Steiner is happy with Magnussen’s performance, which has made his team get a lot better than they were during the last two seasons, but at the same time, he expects Schumacher to get better, as it would help them score even more points in the constructors’ championship.
Mick Schumacher invests a lot of time practicing to get better in every aspect, says Guenther Steiner
“It’s new for him to use the car for an overtaking manoeuvre. Last season we only drove behind and he was too rarely able to do that.”
“He wants to get better and that’s why he invests so much time,” as reported by planetf1.
Steiner believes that if Schumacher learns to overtake better, he can score points which will surely move him and the team up on the table, as they are already outperforming a few teams, which has come as a great surprise.
As of now, Haas is ahead of both Williams and Aston Martin teams with 15 points, all being scored by Kevin Magnussen, making him 10th in the World Championship, and Mick Schumacher is still to score a point, yet.