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Criticism from Uncle Ralf Schumacher: "Of course Mick started very weakly"

2022-08-10T14:32:24.935Z

Criticism from Uncle Ralf Schumacher: "Of course Mick started very weakly" Created: 08/10/2022, 16:22 By: Patrick Freiwah Haas driver Mick Schumacher on the fringes of the Formula 1 race in Budapest (Hungary GP). © Jakub Porzycki/Imago Will Mick Schumacher drive in Formula 1 next season? The Schumi offspring still has no cockpit. Uncle Ralf talks about his chances of staying. Munich – Much sh



Criticism from Uncle Ralf Schumacher: "Of course Mick started very weakly"

Created: 08/10/2022, 16:22

By: Patrick Freiwah

Haas driver Mick Schumacher on the fringes of the Formula 1 race in Budapest (Hungary GP).

© Jakub Porzycki/Imago

Will Mick Schumacher drive in Formula 1 next season?

The Schumi offspring still has no cockpit.

Uncle Ralf talks about his chances of staying.

Munich – Much shadow, little light: Mick Schumacher's second season in Formula 1 has not often been characterized by sporting success.

At Haas, the offspring of seven-time F1 world champion Michael Schumacher had to wait ten races before the first points were on the plus side (eighth place at Silverstone).

In the meantime, the 23-year-old has been able to score points again - and is in 15th place in the drivers' classification of the "premier class".

Ralf Schumacher, the uncle of the Formula 1 debutant, commented on how this interim conclusion should be evaluated.

The TV expert told

Sky

: "Of course, Mick started very weakly.

Mick started weak in relation to Magnussen, you just have to see it that way, but then he found his way and at the right time," says the man, who himself completed 180 F1 races between 1997 and 2007.

Q1: Schumacher also on board in 2023?

Free cockpits are becoming fewer

While Haas teammate Kevin Magnussen has 22 points, Mick Schumacher has ten fewer (F1 driver standings).

The news that the US racing team has put the contract talks with the German driver on hold for the time being also proved to be problematic.

The reason for this could be a flirtation with Aston Martin, but the British have now decided on a former world champion.

It is still unclear whether Schumacher will also drive in Formula 1 in 2023.

Should the 2020 Formula 2 champion be kicked out at Haas, four cockpit seats currently remain vacant: Alpine, Alfa Romeo, AlphaTauri and Williams.

These teams are currently still looking for a pilot for the following competition.

"As a rule, August or September is the time when you look around for drivers," explains Ralf Schumacher.

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Mick Schumacher fears for Formula 1 cockpit 2023 - "There are some who press"

Mick Schumacher's uncle suspects that Haas team boss Günther Steiner is currently in no hurry to look for a possible successor - and will instead wait for the races after the summer break.

In his opinion, his nephew should "show" himself in the remaining races - to be part of the game in 2023 as well.

"...If he has another opportunity where he can show himself, then that's fine, but the main thing is that he has a decent cockpit in Formula 1," said Michael Schumacher's little brother.

But according to the 47-year-old, that is not a matter of course: "I mean, there are also some from Formula 2 who push a bit, of course, and also have money," explains Ralf Schumacher.

(PF)

Source: merkur

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