Mick Schumacher Won’t Have an “Easy Season” With Frosty Teammate Mazepin: Marko

Published 03/11/2021, 7:30 AM EST
HOCKENHEIM, GERMANY – OCTOBER 13: Mick Schumacher #4 looks on after race 1 of the final race of the Formula 3 Championship at Hockenheimring in Hockenheim, Germany. (Photo by Christian Kaspar-Bartke/Bongarts/Getty Images)


Red Bull advisor Dr. Helmut Marko has shared his thoughts about Mick Schumacher ahead of the German’s debut in Formula One. The Austrian boss thinks that the 21-year-old will have a hard time at Haas because of the lackluster car and also not being on great terms with his new teammate.

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The F2 champion will begin his career with a team that’s mostly found at the back of the grid. The American team only scored 3 points in the 2020 season due to a feeble car, which will only make Mick’s debut season a difficult one.

The other factor is with his F2 rival, now teammate, Nikita Mazepin. The relationship between the two will create hurdles for the young Schumacher according to Marko.

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No progress for Haas will be a weakness for Mick Schumacher

In an interview with SPEEDWEEK.com, Marko said, “It will be difficult to get close to the points then he has a teammate (Nikita Mazepin) with whom he is not green. It won’t be an easy season.”

(Quotes have been translated via Google)

The debut for the German will be an interesting one, as he will have a car that has failed to perform. But only time will tell if he can extract the most out of it once he is behind the wheel and score some points in the championship.

The German gets emotional as he remembers his father

The iconic Schumacher name returns to the grid in the form of Mick. He is the son of F1 legend, Michael Schumacher, a driver who has won seven world titles. As the 21-year-old gets ready for his debut season, he is thinking of his dad who made his debut three decades ago.

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Mick Schumacher of Germany and Prema Racing prepares for practice ahead of the Formula 2 Championship at Sochi Autodrom in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Joe Portlock – Formula 1/Formula 1 via Getty Images)

He said, “Obviously now being one of the 20 drivers in Formula 1 is very special. As a child, I’ve been dreaming about this for 15 years and now it’s actually happened. It’s emotional and just something very nice. My father actually had his first race in Formula 1 30 years ago this year that makes it even more emotional and even nicer.”

The world patiently awaits to see him make his mark just like his dad. The German will get his chance at Haas to show his talent he has behind the wheel and will try to replicate what his father had achieved on the grid years ago.

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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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