Mick Schumacher thanks Haas for his first Q3 finish: “Great effort from everyone in the team”

Mick Schumacher lauds Haas for his career-best Q3 finish at P10

Mick Schumacher
Mick Schumacher

When Haas driver Mick Schumacher’s brakes went up in flames in FP3, it appeared that his car would not be fully prepared for qualifying. But, thanks to the excellent job of the Haas mechanics, Schumacher advanced to Q3 for the very first time in his career. The German driver lauded Haas for its “great effort,” as teammate Kevin Magnussen joined him in Q3.

A fire on Schumacher’s rear-right brakes caused him to skip the most of of FP3, with the crew repairing his car in time for qualifying, with the German finally making a career best P10. When asked about his team’s work, Schumacher stated: “They did a great job, and you know being able to jump into Q3 without having driven in FP3 is definitely great and great effort by everyone else in the team.”

Schumacher, who came close to achieving his first points in Formula One in the Miami International Autodrome before colliding with his mentor Sebastian Vettel near the final laps of the race, was indeed optimistic for a successful result tomorrow and even anticipated an action packed race as drivers are prepared to take more challenges.

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Mick Schumacher’s thoughts ahead of the race today

Mick Schumacher with teammate Kevin Magnussen
Mick Schumacher with teammate Kevin Magnussen

“Starting P10 we are already in the points so it’s just a matter of staying in it, if not maybe gaining a few positions through the front. I’m sure Barcelona already in the past has always been quite eventful, and not because of the chance of overtaking but actually because it’s so difficult to overtake, so people risk a lot. We will see what will happen tomorrow,” said Schumacher. Mick Schumacher’s father, Michael Schumacher has won six times at this very circuit.

Amidst being hindered by a DRS problem all through qualifying, Schumacher’s teammate Kevin Magnussen ended the qualifying with a P8 finish, providing Haas their first top 10 start for both cars since 2019. Magnussen suspected that if not for the issue, he could have finished as strong as P6.

On being asked what could possibly be Haas’ greatest challenge during the race today, Magnussen replied, “As for everyone, I think it’s going to be the hot tyres, the track temperature. It’s going to really cook the tyres, but it seems that we are on the good side of that maybe. Our cooling has been pretty good this year and it doesn’t seem like we are overheating the rear tyres and the front tyres that much, so let’s see if that’s true. We will get an answer tomorrow.”

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