“Great job, baby,” Corina Schumacher told Mick.
Mick Schumacher had a great F1 race at Silverstone and finished first in points on his 31st attempt. The comfort in his environment is huge. Especially since this day significantly improves his prospects.
nAfter qualifying, he started feeling disappointed. Again. Mick Schumacher had to start from the penultimate position at the British Grand Prix. There was much to suggest the 23-year-old would follow back at Haas at Silverstone and struggle in the final third of the field.
But then Schumacher drove a great race, passing driver after driver and crossing the finish line in eighth place. The son of Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher topped the top 10 for the first time. In the 31st race of his career in Formula 1, he scored his first points.
“It took a long time. It feels beautiful. Collecting points in a race like this is of course something special,” Schumacher said. His mother Corina and sister Jenna were waiting for him at the end. Corina already mentioned on the radio: “Mickey, I am so proud of you. Corinna: Well done, my dear. His sister surprised him with a champagne shower and wrote on Instagram: “For me he’s the winner.”
Schumacher can really feel that he is winning the success of Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz. He made place after place and at the end of the race even had a tough duel with world champion Max Verstappen for seventh place.
“That’s good for Mick. We couldn’t believe what happened there. Hopefully some of the pressure will go away now and he can drive more freely,” said Haas race director Gunther Steiner. In the first few months of this season, he publicly counted his driver’s number of accidents and driving errors.
Schumacher’s contract expires at the end of the season
“I told him, ‘Keep calm, keep going and don’t worry about who’s out there,'” Steiner said. For slender Haas, Schumacher’s success “blew a knot,” the 57-year-old said. Now Schumacher’s expectations should not be too high. “You don’t have to think he has to always score points,” Steiner said.
The first points after 31 races should improve Schumacher’s chances for next season. Since the German still does not have a contract for next year, the return gives him a better negotiating position.
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