Romain Grosjean Reacts to Mick Schumacher’s Blistering Qualifying Show in Turkey

Published 10/09/2021, 12:22 PM EDT
KANNAPOLIS, NC – SEPTEMBER 29: Romain Grosjean of France speaks during a press conference as Haas F1 Team announces Grosjean as their driver for the upcoming 2016 Formula 1 season on September 29, 2015 in Kannapolis, North Carolina. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Stewart-Haas Racing via Getty Images)


Well, that was not the best qualifying of the season at the Turkish Grand Prix, but it sprang a few surprises. The performer of the session was Haas driver, Mick Schumacher. Despite driving what is arguably the most uncompetitive car on the grid, the German driver will somehow start the race in P14.

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He put on an outstanding lap to finish ahead of a Ferrari and a McLaren. His performance earned him praises from all quarters, including from former Haas driver Romain Grosjean.

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Romain Grosjean praises rookie Haas driver on his Q2 lap

The newly appointed Andretti Autosport driver took to social media to sing praises of the rookie’s quali run. The lap impressed the former F1 driver by Schumacher to put his car ahead of the faster cars.

Grosjean wrote on Twitter,” Nice work. @SchumacherMick.”

The Haas driver put his car into Q2 on merit as he capitalized on an ever-improving track. He and the team took the gamble to do one more lap, which proved to be the right call.

It is Haas’s second Q2 showing of the season after Mick had put the car in the second session after colliding with the barriers in France in the dying moments.

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It was definitely great: Mick Schumacher

Mick Schumacher was also happy with his lap as he analyzed his performances. He mentioned that the conditions on the track were really tricky and he enjoyed the session.

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Formula One F1 – Turkish Grand Prix – Intercity Istanbul Park, Istanbul, Turkey – October 8, 2021 Haas’ Mick Schumacher in action during practice REUTERS/Murad Sezer

“Yeah, it was definitely great. Those tricky conditions were fun to drive, and I just enjoyed it. I just did what I did best, and that’s drive, so I think we as a team took the right decisions at the right time.

“We have analyzed properly and went through all the steps we usually do but we just seemed to have found the right setup for the right conditions,” said Mick.

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It would be difficult for Schumacher to hold the faster cars behind him in the race. He would be hoping that the conditions do change tomorrow for the race, which will assist him in keeping his position and also try to move ahead in the race.

Can Mick hold on to his position in the race? Let us know.

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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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