“I then drove back to the pits at slow pace,” reports Mick. “After the stop, I had a good race. We draw our lessons from such events and every duel I can fight is very helpful. “
Alone: His teammate Nikita Mazepin (17th place) was able to shorten the team duel (race results) to 5:14. It would have been more possible for Schumacher. He catapulted his Haas from starting position 18 to position 15 and was even able to defend the position for a few laps.
This is another reason why Haas team boss Günther Steiner is satisfied: “Our race today was pretty good – the starts were particularly strong. Mick has made a lot of progress, and so has Nikita. That was one of our best weekends this year and it shows that we are making progress with the drivers. All in all, the result is not fantastic, but the progress is encouraging. “
And soon-to-be-F1 retiree Kimi Raikkonen can now claim to have not only dueled with Michael Schumacher but also with Mick. Schumi III: “It was a great pleasure for me that I was able to race against him. I mean, he drove into my dad. That is definitely something special for him too, when he can say that he drove against two generations. “