Mick Schumacher is joining the 2021 grid as a Formula 1 driver alongside Nikita Mazepin. As the son of seven-time world champion, Michael Schumacher, the young German has a powerful legacy to live up to.
Haas F1 is struggling to claim points for the last couple of seasons. As a sweeping change, the American team revamped their driver line-up, replacing Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen with two young drivers promoted from Formula 2.
Hass F1 boss, Guenther Steiner, is excited to see how the new drivers fair out. He believes having Mick in with them will be really positive for the team.
He also added, “The Schumacher name, through Michael, is a legend in Formula 1. To get his son in is fantastic, and I think it is an honour for us. If I think back to when Michael was driving, he had this aura [about him], and now we have his son in our team.”
Steiner has expressed that the team is giving the drivers a chance to make mistakes and learn from them. He clarified that it is a learning process, and the team understands that.
Stating that he is optimistic about Mick’s career in Formula 1,the Hass boss explained that he hopes to help Mick have a career like Leclerc in the future. The young Monegasque also drove his way to a Ferrari seat and has shown impressive skills over the last two years.
Steiner also said, “I think for a young team, we do things right and we do things wrong, but we always try to do our best whatever it is. We will do our best to fulfil our duty to move him [Mick] onto bigger things in life.”
Mick Schumacher, through his F3 and F2 career, has shown that he likes to take his time to settle in. The young German’s first year at F2 was not impressive, but he came around to win the championship next year.
Do you think Schumacher will deliver results from the get-go? Or will he need a couple of years to prove that he’s capable of living up to the Schumacher name?