Formula 1: Haas plays poker – is Mick Schumacher threatened with a setback?

Formula 1: Haas plays poker – does Mick Schumacher threaten the next setback?

Mick Schumacher: How he got into Formula One

Mick Schumacher: How he got into Formula One

He is currently the biggest German motorsport hopeful: Mick Schumacher. Son of the seven-time Formula 1 world champion and Ferrari legend Michael Schumacher. Mick will make his Formula One debut in 2021. But how did he get into the top class? We take a look at his career so far for you.

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The balance of power can change in formula 1 postpone again at the Spanish Grand Prix. Several teams are planning major updates for the race in Barcelona.

This is not the case with Haas, the team around German driver Mick Schumacher. Of formula 1Rennstall would like to wait longer before changing cars. A decision that can backfire.

Formula 1: Mick Schumacher has to wait

Formula 1 is not just about who has the best driver on the team. The car is also very important. Especially after the rule change this year, a real arms race followed.

For the engineers, the cars are brand new and must first be understood in order to make them better. Therefore, there is a huge potential in the further development of the cars this year. Unexpected leaps forward as well as backward are possible.

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This is Mick Schumacher:

  • Born March 22, 1999 in Vufflens-le-Chateau (Switzerland)
  • In 2008, Mick Schumacher took his first steps in karting. He started under the pseudonym Mick Betsch so as not to attract too much attention
  • In 2015, he started in Formula 4, where he finished 2nd overall in 2016 and moved up to Formula 3
  • In Formula 3, he finished the 2017 season in 12th place. In 2018, he won the Formula 3 championship and thus secured his starting place for Formula 2
  • In 2020, Mick Schumacher won Formula 2 and received a contract with the Formula 1 racing team Haas
  • Mick Schumacher is part of the Ferrari Drivers Academy and since this year also a substitute for Scuderia



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Among others, Ferrari, Alfa Romeo and Aston Martin have already announced major updates of the car to the Spanish GP. Barcelona is considered the perfect option because you have already tested there before the season and now you can get meaningful comparative values.


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Haas does not want to take advantage of this opportunity. “We decided to wait a little longer with upgrades as I still think that without them we have performance in the car that we have to go out on the track, so sometimes we get there, sometimes we do not,” said Haas – Chief Gunther Steiner.

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Formula 1: Is the Haas upgrade too late?

The Haas upgrade was to arrive at Silverstone (July 3) at the earliest. “We have a good upgrade package for about four or five races ahead, so I’m sure. I do not know what the others will bring, but I know a lot more next Monday,” Steiner said.

Schumacher himself is worried that updates could complicate the car. “Updates make it difficult to understand the car better because you are constantly evolving,” says the German. “If the car remained the same, after five races you may know it a little better because it is the same, but we are constantly changing it to make it faster.”

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If the updates work well for the competitors, Haas can fall behind and move further away from the points. So far, things have gone pretty well for the former bottom team – but Mick Schumacher is still waiting for the first point. Without an update, it can be difficult to change in Barcelona. (fs)


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