Mick Schumacher seems to be all-set to make his F1 Debut with Haas. During his time in the F1, Mick will always be compared to his father’s driving attributes and skills. But will that really be able to affect him? We Will have to wait and see. However, his team boss, Gunther Steiner feels Mick will be all fine in handling that pressure. The former talks about how Mick always improves on his debut campaign in his sophomore season throughout his career.
Mick Schumacher throughout his career has had a track record of improving on his performances year by year. In his debut in Formula 4, he finished 10th with 92 points in 2015. But the very next campaign, after switching to Prema, he improved his points tally to 322 points, which was enough for 2nd in the standings. In F3, he finished 10th with 94 points in 2017 but won the Championship with 365 points in 2018. In F2, the German finished 12th with 53 points in 2019. We all know what happened the next season. He stormed to the Championship in 2020.
Gunther Steiner on Mick Schumacher being able to handle the pressure of F1
Steiner, in an interview as per Motorsport-Total, said, “I haven’t worked with him yet. But when you look at his results, the first season was always … not bad, okay. But he always struck the second season.” (translated via Google)
“I think that’s because in the first season he analyzes what he can do better and in the second he then does it. Instead of trying to go through the wall with his head in the first season. He’s very cool that he doesn’t have to show in the first season that he belongs here.”
Steiner thinks that this in line with the team’s philosophy. He said, “That is exactly my goal in Formula 1. The first year we go as a learning year, we know that.  will be a transition year. And then the second year is what we want. Getting the best out of the boys.”