“He simply needs a better, more competitive car”– Ex F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone feels Mick Schumacher should dump Ferrari.
Mick Schumacher gained prominence with his recent Formula 2 championship triumph and been supported by Ferrari’s driver academy because of his undeniable talent. Though, in Haas, he has so far been in the shadow of his car’s inferiority.
And it seemed with his initial spell in a lower-tier team, Schumacher might gain promotion to Ferrari, but with the recent success of Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc pair, and considering it’s the youngest duo hired by Ferrari since 1968.
Thus, it seems, it might not come anytime soon, and this explanation is given by Ex-F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone before saying Schumacher should change his camp from Ferrari to Red Bull.
Speaking to Bild, the British tycoon said, “I could well imagine the next team for Mick AlphaTauri. They do a good job and in Franz Tost, they have an experienced man who is very good at dealing with young talents.”
“Mick doesn’t know in his current team where he really stands as a driver. To do this, he simply needs a better, more competitive car,” Ecclestone concluded. (Translated via Google Translate)
Mick Schumacher trusts in learning
The German race driver as mentioned has mostly seen the back of the grid with Haas being the weakest team in the competition this year. But the 22-year-old rookie believes in the current learning process.
Moreover, Haas’ team principal has promised a competitive car next year, and claimed that Schumacher would be judged by his performances next year.
In the end, Schumacher has to show patience, as the grid is never stable, and any opportunity can arise anytime. The important thing is Ferrari believes in him, and view a project around him as of now.
Additionally, choosing Red Bull’s programme now could be counter-productive, as the Austrian side has drivers in surplus who can be represented at the top– Pierre Gasly, Alex Albon and Yuki Tsunoda.