Guenther Steiner Makes a Bold Claim About Mick Schumacher

Published 11/25/2021, 4:39 AM EST
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


The name Schumacher brings a lot of expectations when competing in Formula One. In 2021, it is Michael Schumacher’s son, Mick, who is in his rookie year in the sport. Being the son of a 7-time world champion carries a lot of weight but Haas boss Guenther Steiner has faith that Mick will be crowned a world champion.

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The German driver came into Formula One after winning the F2 championship the previous season. Having signed with Haas for his first year on the grid, Mick is also part of the Ferrari driver academy. Seeing that his father won numerous titles with the Italian team, Steiner knows that Schumacher Jr will one day claim the title.

Guenther Steiner has faith that Mick Schumacher will be a world champion

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It is understandable that the entire F1 community would like to see Mick replicate his father’s achievements in Formula One. There is one person that has complete faith in the German that he can do so, and that is team principal, Steiner.

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

He said, “He’s not just here to complete the 20 drivers, he is here to become World Champion. Mick has the facilities, even if it is not yet possible to say with certainty that he will be World Champion. But I do believe in him.”

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How’s Mick doing in his first season on the grid?

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The German’s rookie season on the grid hasn’t gone the way he had hoped. The 22-year-old has failed to pick up a single point, which sees him occupy the nineteenth spot in the championship.

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

The highlight so far has been getting his lackluster Haas car into Q2. His best finish so far was at the Hungarian Grand Prix, where he placed twelfth.

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With two more races to go before the end of this season, Schumacher is hoping to score his first F1 points in the sport. What are your predictions for Mick in the upcoming races? Let us know in the comments 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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