Formula 1: Schumacher colleague criticizes the route in Qatar
And yet he is not disappointed – on the contrary! “By and large, we got everything out of the car,” says the Haas driver. “We knew that we would not make the connection, but we are close. If we get off to a good start, we can keep up ahead. ”
It looks completely different with Haas team-mate Nikita Mazepin (22). The Russian has had a horror weekend behind him: in the first free practice session, he destroyed his chassis while robbing the curbs and was unable to drive a single lap before qualifying.
Mainly because he said he stayed within the track limits. “You don’t even have to leave the track limits set by the race director to damage your car,” he complains after he broke his front wing at the notch in qualifying.
The Russian started the race from last place on the grid with gallows humor: “I expect to know where the going is at the end of the GP. It will be exciting tomorrow. I had a lot of free time to watch the others on TV. It’s like playing virtual tennis and preparing for a tournament. “