‘Driver to Keep an Eye On’ – Williams F1 Boss Makes a Big Mick Schumacher Admission

Published 10/19/2021, 3:31 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Austrian Grand Prix – Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Styria, Austria – July 1, 2021 Haas’ Mick Schumacher during the press conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS


Williams and Haas are considered to be rivals on the Formula One grid. But there are times where rivals admire certain qualities about each other. Williams’s CEO, Jost Capito has praised Mick Schumacher as he progresses in his rookie year.

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Even though the German driver is failing to grab points for his American-owned team, Capito is impressed with how he is handling the pressure of F1 in his first year.

Williams’ boss admires the work ethic of Haas’ Mick Schumacher

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The Haas rookie year is struggling in his first year. However, one of the talking points of his season so far was getting his lackluster car into Q2 at the recent Turkish Grand Prix. Seeing the progress that Mick has made, the Williams boss had nothing but praise for the 22-year-old.

Speaking to German RTL as quoted by GPBlog, “I have to say Mick is doing an excellent job. It’s only his first year in Formula One, but how he’s handled things, how he’s handled the team, and how he’s got them behind him is absolutely brilliant.

Formula One F1 – Turkish Grand Prix – Intercity Istanbul Park, Istanbul, Turkey – October 8, 2021 Haas’ Mick Schumacher in action during practice REUTERS/Murad Sezer

He’s a driver to keep an eye on. He’s a nice guy and really deserves to be in a car he can win with. I’m confident that, that will happen. If that were a Williams, that would be even better,” he concluded. (Translated via Google Translate)

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The German driver has always found himself getting knocked out in the intense qualifying session. However, at the Turkish Grand Prix in Istanbul, Mick brought his A-game and found himself in Q2 for the first time this season.

Formula One F1 – Hungarian Grand Prix – Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary – July 29, 2021 Haas’ Mick Schumacher during a press conference ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix Pool via REUTERS/Florion Goga

Although Schumacher Jr finished outside the points in fourteenth place, he is confident he can achieve another great quali session. Now, with the upcoming United States Grand Prix, Mick has faith he can make another appearance in Q2 this season.

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With the much-awaited race a few days away, what are your predictions for the Haas rookie as he zips around the American track this season? Let us know what you think in the comments down below.

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Arpit Gomes

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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