“Every kilometre of racing counts”– Mick Schumacher speaks about his learning in Haas, even though it is hardly a competitive car.
Over the past couple of years, Haas had a downward spiral and now finds itself at the bottom of the grid, with both cars struggling to compete against the rest of the competitors.
Mick Schumacher, for whom 2021 is the debut season, claims that he is learning a new thing in F1 with every kilometre, even if it right now, making him end up last.
“Every kilometre of racing counts and enriches the experience,” he told speedweek.com. “Of course, you can simulate a lot and practice in training, but the best driving experience is a Grand Prix. You can’t simulate the pressure in the race. So I’m happy with the season so far.”
Schumacher was reportedly installed by Ferrari in Haas so that the German race driver gets developed for the big move to Ferrari in future; additionally, his F2 championship win warranted him a promotion to F1.
Good performance in Azerbaijan
Even though the Haas pair finished at the back of the grid in Azerbaijan, Schumacher was still happy with the performance, as he could spot some positives from the day.
“We showed a good team performance in Azerbaijan,” said Schumacher about the weekend. “We didn’t take it easy, but we worked our way forward and we can be satisfied with the result, especially with the move up to 9th place in the constructors’ championship.”
But now, with F1’s contingent moving to France for the next Grand Prix, Schumacher is aware that it is another tough challenge but is looking forward.
“It will be intense, but it will also be fun because we spend more time as a team and are constantly driving. Ultimately, racing is what we love to do best,” he added.
“So I don’t complain when one Grand Prix comes after another. Physically, I’m not worried anyway. I had prepared myself very seriously for the season.”