Mick Schumacher Gives a Gloomy Update on His Preparation Ahead of the 2022 F1 Season

Published 01/13/2022, 11:30 AM EST
Formula One F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – December 9, 2021 Haas’ Mick Schumacher arrives ahead of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed


Haas F1 team finished last in the 2021 season. The team could not score any points, with P12 being their best result in Hungary from Mick Schumacher. The American team stated they were diverting their focus to the 2022 season and building a competitive car.

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But Schumacher has revealed some rather sad news. The German driver mentioned he could get an idea of the 2022 car on only the first day of testing since Haas does not have a simulator. A simulator is really important for the team and the driver as it tells the level of competitiveness of the car.

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We don’t have our simulator at the moment: Mick Schumacher

As reported by Formula Passion, the Haas driver stated that the American team does not have a simulator currently but might get it in 2023. He also mentioned that he hopes that the 2022 car would be more competitive than last year.

“We don’t have our own simulator at the moment. But that should change for next year. I think I will only drive the car for the first time at the Barcelona test,” said Mick.

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Formula One F1 – Belgian Grand Prix – Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium – August 26, 2021, Haas’ Mick Schumacher in the FIA Press Conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS??ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES

“The big question is where all the work will take us. We know that the other teams have not remained idle too, and they know which are the elements to bet on. We just have to wait and see.

But I hope that our effort will give us a small advantage, at least at the beginning. The hope is that all of them can actually be more compact, with more close duels. Maybe it will be like this in the beginning. Eventually, the usual teams will drift apart again. The question is how much,” said the German driver.

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Well, all the F1 fans really hope that the Haas F1 team have a competitive car for the 2022 season. We all want to see Mick fight amongst the midfield and the front, so we can see more of his driving skills.

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Devang Chauhan

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Devang Chauhan is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication, he has a keen eye for writing engaging and detailed articles on F1. Previously a writer for Sports Social's 'Chase Your Sport' Magazine, Devang has been an ardent follower of the sport for over a decade and has attended two editions of the Indian Grand Prix.

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