“Red Bull Really Takes Good Care”: Mick Schumacher Urged to Switch Teams Amid Unpleasant Haas F1 Stint

Published 06/24/2022, 4:10 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Monaco Grand Prix – Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco – May 29, 2022 Red Bull’s Sergio Perez celebrates with sparkling wine on the podium after winning the race alongside third placed Red Bull’s Max Verstappen REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

Mick Schumacher has been facing a lot of questions regarding his future since the beginning of the 2022 season. The German driver is yet to score his first points in Formula One despite making his debut in 2021.

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He has a competitive car this season, but his progress has been riddled with accidents and bad luck so far. The German was under scrutiny by his team principal after crashing in Monaco, but he has found an unlikely aid in Bernie Ecclestone.

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Formula One F1 – Canadian Grand Prix – Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal, Canada – June 18, 2022, Haas’ Mick Schumacher during qualifying REUTERS/Chris Helgren

The former Formula One boss mentioned that the German driver has the talent but needs a more competitive package. “I would like to see him in a different car, a more competitive car. I would like to see him in the former Mercedes car. That would be nice,” said Ecclestone. [Translated by Google]

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He also gave the example of Red Bull and how they handle their junior drivers in their academy.

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Ecclestone revealed Red Bull might also be a good option for Schumacher as they look after the drivers really well. He also mentioned that the Red Bull car might suit the German’s driving style a bit better.

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Formula One F1 – Azerbaijan Grand Prix – Baku City Circuit, Baku, Azerbaijan – June 10, 2022, Haas’ Mick Schumacher ahead of the second practice session REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

“They look after their drivers and they try to find the best setup for their drivers. You can also see how good the second driver in their team is. They are very good and make sure the car suits the driver,” said the former F1 boss.

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Schumacher is already part of the Ferrari driver Academy, so it would be difficult for him to get a drive in a Mercedes or a Red Bull. But he has shown that he has the required talent and skills behind the wheel to be in F1.

All he needs is a bit of luck and reliability on a clean weekend to score first points in the sport. The Haas driver showed some real progress at the Canadian Grand Prix and was mighty impressive. The pressure will ease off once he scores the points.

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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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