One thing is certain: Schumacher must fight back at the next race in Australia (April 10). Alone: The Jeddah crash is now becoming a “problem for Mick” again, says his uncle and Sky expert Ralf Schumacher. “Because now he lacks a race of experience. The mistake had very strong consequences, very annoying.”
However, the record lap time of 1:24.125 minutes will not be broken. She stays for eternity. Reason: The route has been changed for 2022. The course is now smoother, 24 meters shorter and should allow five seconds faster lap times.
Despite the bankruptcy in Jeddah, Schumacher remains optimistic because his Haas is easily good for the top ten. “As far as the track is concerned, we should also be in Australia with this car to the music,” he says.
Uncle Ralf recommends learning certain tricks from teammate Magnussen. “What Mick can learn from Magnussen is to push the limit even more,” says the ex-Formula 1 star. “Magnussen is a different number than Nikita Mazepin, Mick has to keep up and be faster in the end.”