Steiner: Mick Schumacher Won’t Beat Lewis Hamilton in A Mercedes

Published 12/03/2020, 5:06 AM EST
Formula One F1 – Tuscan Grand Prix – Mugello, Scarperia e San Piero, Italy – Former Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher’s son Mick Schumacher poses by Ferrari engineers and staff before the race REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini/Pool


After a gap of nearly nine years, another Schumacher will soon step into the F1 paddock. This time, it will be young 21-year-old Ferrari junior Mick Schumacher.

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Mick was yesterday confirmed by Haas as one of their two drivers for the 2021 season. Naturally, there will be a lot of expectations from ‘Schumi Junior,’ who has so far done a good job excelling in the junior levels of racing.

Haas F1 team principal, Guenther Steiner, a man often known to be a realist, believes there should not be any unnecessary pressure on Mick.

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People should be patient about Mick Schumacher, says Steiner

Steiner stated, “We know that we cannot win races with our car, but even in a top car he wouldn’t be winning in his first year, because going into Mercedes up against Lewis Hamilton, you are not going to win!”

Considering he comes from a lineage of drivers with a rich history in the sport, there will certain be external pressure on Mick to deliver in F1. However, Steiner feels that people should be honest enough to understand the expectations and not burden the youngster early on.

SCARPERIA, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 13: Mick Schumacher of Germany prepares to drive the Ferrari F2004 of his father Michael Schumacher before the F1 Grand Prix of Tuscany at Mugello Circuit in Scarperia, Italy. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

The 52-year-old boss continued and said, “It’s a good opportunity for him, I just hope that people are patient and honest enough about it and that their expectations are managed,” concluded Steiner.

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Mick is currently busy completing his F2 commitments for the season

Despite the announcement, Mick Schumacher still has a title left to win with Prema Powerteam in the F2 championship. It will also give him the FIA super-license required to drive in the sport from next year onwards.

Formula One F1 – Russian Grand Prix – Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia – Prema Powerteam’s Mick Schumacher celebrates winning the formula 2 race on the podium Pavel Golovkin/Pool via REUTERS

Certainly, everyone who follows F1 will be keen to see how young Mick gets on in the premier division. The Schumacher family will not have to wait long to see him get his chance alongside the best F1 drivers in the world.

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Bhargav Gopal

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Hailing from Bengaluru, Bhargav is an F1 and NASCAR author for EssentiallySports. He is a huge fan of Max Verstappen and Red Bull Racing. Bhargav also has an MBA in Sports Management from the Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences, Pune.

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