Mick Schumacher Recieves Gory Advice from F1 Relative on Handling Steiner

Published 08/25/2021, 9:00 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Bahrain Grand Prix – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – March 25, 2021 Haas’ Mick Schumacher during the press conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES


Ralf Schumacher continues to voice his dislike toward Steiner, handled the press regarding Mick. The driver has crashed his Haas in Monaco, Imola, Hungary with some considerable damage. For a financially troubled team like Haas, the reparation costs are extremely heavy. As a result, Steiner has been critical regarding Mick Schumacher in front of the press.

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Ralf believes there is a manner in which Guenther Steiner must handle such situations“I really like Guenther Steiner, but that didn’t have to be. No driver wants to read in public how his team boss criticizes him. That should be done internally.” Additionally, Ralf comments that he would have behaved differently if he was in Mick’s shoes. “As a driver, I would not have put up with it and would have grabbed him.”

Formula One F1 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, Britain – July 17, 2021 Haas’ Mick Schumacher during practice REUTERS/Peter Cziborra

Retaliating to Steiner’s comments in Hungary, Mick disparaged the American machine. Ralf comments on the situation, “Guenther Steiner would also not want Mick to call his car a “shitty car” in the press. He’s right about that.”

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Concluding his remarks on the whole situation, he concludes, “Too many accidents happen, the team cannot afford that. Mick knows himself that crashing in free practice wasn’t ideal. Nor do I find that the criticism was excessively harsh. It was just communicated unhappily.” [translated using Google Translate.]

Eyes ahead for Mick Schumacher

30 years ago Michael Schumacher made his debut at Spa-Francorchamps in the unforgettable green Jordan chassis. Schumi even took his maiden win on the track for Benetton the following year. Having driver his father’s Jordan 191 in Silverstone this year, Mick looks to continue the Schumacher legacy at the Belgian circuit.

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Racing with Haas, Mick looks to make a mark on Spa. He said, “Now, five years later, I’m driving in Formula 1 myself and that’s 30 years after my dad made his debut. It’s a really special moment for me and my family, so very happy to go there and put my mark on that special track too.”

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After his drive at the Hungarian GP, which featured some amazing defense against Max Verstappen’s Red Bull, the possibility may not be too far-fetched. Looking forward to the challenge ahead of him, will Mick bring some points home for Haas?

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Shreya Sanjeev

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Shreya Sanjeev is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having attained a journalism degree from St Xavier's College, she finds comfort in the sound of her keyboard while typing and excitement in the sound of F1 cars speeding on a track. A street circuit and Daniel Ricciardo fan through and through, Shreya claims the 2018 Monaco GP to be one of her favorite races of all time.

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