Mick Schumacher made his F1 debut in 2021 with Haas F1 team, and at that point of time, the entire team was struggling to just finish a race, let alone be scoring a point, and so, Schumacher and the entire team ended the season after scoring 0 points. However, with the 2022 season and a much more competitive car, Haas have managed to score 15 points until now because of Kevin Magnussen in the seat, but Schumacher is still to score a point. All of this led to a lot of speculations about the team getting rid of Mick next season, as he also cost the team a lot of money after multiple crashes.
Watch: Mick Schumacher⏐Post-Qualifying Driver Interview⏐2022 Canadian Grand Prix
Anyways, the qualifying session at the Canadian Grand Prix proved out to be an exciting time for Schumacher. Everyone was surprised as Mick set the fastest 1st sector, and also had the fastest lap for once, even after the Ferraris and Red Bull had set their laptime. The driving conditions were treacherous, but just like his father, F1 legend Michael Schumacher, Mick managed to put his car in a pretty good qualifying position; P6, which is also his best qualifying result ever.
Qualifying pace proved that Mick Schumacher deserves that F1 seat
The most interesting thing to note here is that Haas haven’t brought in any major upgrades for the car, as their team principal Guenther Steiner stated earlier that they would wait till the French Grand Prix to bring in any upgrades, and still Mick managed to pull that result in that car, also his teammate, Kevin Magnussen, this certainly proves that Mick deserves his ticket in F1, and in a better team, if not at Haas.
“Obviously, it’s nice to have a good result,” stated the German, as Motorsport quotes. “But it’s also something to build on. And, you know, just prove to everybody yes, I am here for a reason.
Mick Schumacher also stated that he proved himself in his junior days that he deserves to be here (in F1). Mick Schumacher was the Formula 2 World Champion in 2020, afterwhich, he moved to Formula 1.