His deficit to the Danes was also considerable on Friday in Miami. In 15th place he was almost 0.7 seconds behind Magnussen, who was tenth.
The South Tyrolean is known for being tough on things. The question of when Schumacher could finally get his first place in the top ten is countered by Steiner on Sky with an announcement to the Germans: “We’re also waiting for the points!”
Steiner is considered a team leader with a hard hand, but who can also find the right words in crisis situations. “Mick stays calm, which he has to do, otherwise it won’t work out,” he appropriately moderates the current situation of his protégé, who actually has a good car in his hands with the Haas. But Steiner also knows: “The air gets thinner and thinner the higher you go. He just needs a point ranking now so that the knot can be loosened.”
Former Formula 1 star Gerhard Berger recognizes the problems Schumacher is currently facing. “If Mick doesn’t hit Magnussen at some point, then he has a problem,” Berger told Newsabc. “Especially as a youngster you have to draw attention to yourself in individual training sessions or under difficult conditions and then beat the older ones. You don’t necessarily have to be ahead in the championship, but you have to clearly show that you’re faster. He has to do that this year.”