“We had the pace to at least stay close to tenth place,” admitted Schumacher disappointed in his press round. “Maybe I went too close into turn 2/3 and took too many risks after a bad start.”
Schumacher panted after the field, lost control of his Haas again and slipped through the gravel bed again.
“I pushed hard to make up time,” he explains. “And even if I hadn’t lost the car in the chicane, it wouldn’t have changed my position.”
One thing is certain: While his teammate Kevin Magnussen is tenth in the World Championship after ninth place in Imola with 15 points, the young Schumacher has to put up with more and more critical questions.
Does the frustration increase? “It’s not about getting frustrated,” he replies. “It sucks because of course I want to finish in the points and fight with the top guys. We had the car for it today, but once things start going negatively, it’s like an avalanche. I’m waiting for the good moments now.”