For Mick Schumacher’s Haas team, the Russian Grand Prix this weekend in Sochi will be the highlight of the season. Reason: For main sponsors Uralkali and Nikita Mazepin it is the home race. Team boss Günther Steiner also knows: “His schedule is full, the attention he gets in Russia is great. It will be a challenging weekend for him. ”
In addition: Apparently the US team wants to confirm the driver pairing for 2022 at the home away game in Russia. There is no doubt about it: Mick Schumacher and Nikita Mazepin will also take the wheel for Haas in the coming year.
Schumacher sticks: “For me he is still overwhelmed. With many things you can see that he has not grown yet, that he still has too many problems with the car. He just doesn’t really have the situation under control yet. “
That in turn results in a vicious circle, according to Mick’s uncle. Schumacher: “That’s why he tries the crowbar. With this car, however, a crowbar means that you turn around very quickly because the car is critical to drive. And this is the problem. If he gives himself the time that he has because his personality is not being questioned, then he also has the potential. “
One thing is certain: Mazepin will get a new contract. With all the attention of his compatriots, the home race in Russia will be the next trial by fire.