Mick Schumacher Sets a Mammoth New Target for Haas F1 Next Year

Published 08/24/2021, 7:06 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


American-owned team Haas has been struggling at the back of the grid this season. But rookie driver Mick Schumacher is hoping that the Steiner-led team will put on a fight in the second half of the season.

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When Schumacher signed for the team this season, his aim was to target the Williams’ of George Russell and Nicholas Latifi. With the new regulations coming next year, Haas hopes to make the most of it and take the fight to the front.

Mick Schumacher hoping that Haas can put on a fight

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The Banbury-based team haven’t the best first half of the season. The lack of poor results sees them at the bottom of the table with no points. However, Schumacher Jr is still optimistic and hopes that Haas will fight with the front of the grid soon.

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

In an interview with Norman Fischer of Motorsport-total.com, he said, “It gave me the opportunity to get better and grow. Hopefully, we can fight with the guys up front next year.”

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Can Schumacher Jr bring out the best in the second half of the season?

Before the summer break, the German’s last race was at the Hungarian Grand Prix, where had to settle for a disappointing twelfth place finish. With the upcoming Belgian Grand Prix this weekend, Schumacher Jr will hope to redeem himself.

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With no points having been scored by him so this season, Mick will hope to turn it around when he zips around Spa this weekend. Moreover, the 22-year-old will hope to take his team to next level and put on a fight with their rivals.

Formula One F1 – Hungarian Grand Prix – Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary – July 30, 2021 Haas’ Mick Schumacher in action during practice REUTERS/Florion Goga

The German driver will hope to step up his game for the second half of this season and aim to achieve better results in his first year in Formula One.

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What are your predictions for the Haas driver this weekend at Spa? 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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