Formula 1: Ralf Schumacher also sees a duty at Haas
Formula 1 Germany discusses Mick Schumacher (23) and his accident at the Monaco Grand Prix. Public criticism of Michael Schumacher’s son is growing. But there are also many in the scene who look at Schumacher’s bankruptcy season in a more differentiated way.
Above all, the Haas, which was torn in two, set off shrill alarm bells among the driver colleagues. “That was scary,” says AlphaTauri driver Pierre Gasly. Former world champion Fernando Alonso suggests designing the cars fundamentally differently. “The reason for the tearing is also the fact that we have such heavy cars. When I started Formula 1, the race cars weighed less than 600 kilos. Now they are 200 kilograms heavier. Maybe that should teach us something.”
Because the calculation is simple: the higher the weight, the greater the forces that act in the event of an impact – and the more difficult it is to keep the racing car under control.
Especially when the driver wants and needs to make the difference. Mick’s uncle Ralf Schumacher therefore sees the responsibility for his nephew’s series of accidents in the team itself and the missing upgrades.
“You can drive the car fast,” writes Schumi II in his Sky column, “but it’s slowly becoming more and more difficult to keep up with the pace of the others. In any case, something has to happen to make life easier for Mick.”
However, the first major upgrade is not planned until July. As long as Schumi jr. internalize, according to his uncle, “that such mistakes shouldn’t happen, no question about it. But in Formula 2, when he became champion in 2020, he proved that he can also master difficult phases in the course of a season.”
It is the first major test in Mick Schumacher’s young Formula 1 career.
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