May 2 - Mick Schumacher is adjusting to life with a faster Formula 1 car.

That is the view of his boss Gunther Steiner, as the son of F1 legend Michael Schumacher struggles to match experienced teammate Kevin Magnussen's pace so far in 2022 - and makes uncharacteristic mistakes.

"Mick has to learn to race at the front," the Haas team principal told Die Welt newspaper. "It's closer in the midfield.

"I said to him that the higher you climb in F1, the thinner the air gets."

However, Steiner thinks 23-year-old Schumacher will steadily improve and adjust.

"It's new for him to use the car for an overtaking manoeuvre," he said. "Last season we only drove behind the others so he was rarely able to do that.

"But he wants to get better and is investing a lot of time in that."

F1 legend Gerhard Berger insists that Schumacher's full focus at present should be on getting in front of Magnussen - rather than positioning himself as the next Ferrari driver.

"It would be very, very dangerous if he already started thinking about how he can get behind the wheel of a Ferrari now," he told Sky Deutschland.

"First, he has to succeed at Haas, and that means beating his teammate," Berger added.


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33 F1 Fan comments on “Schumacher 'not used to overtaking' says Steiner

    • ReallyOldRacer

      Agree with you, Johann, but his comments are a bit obvious. MSC is on his historical improvement curve timeline. Watch the second half before you write him off.

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      • Jax

        Your soft spot for anyone named Schumacher or underdogs in general knoweth no bounds huh Old fella? Lol smh.
        Talent tends to skip a generation so don't be in denial. It's just sad.

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      • Johann Crafford

        Good morning ROR, MY "worries" are that Mick still makes too many "driving mistakes" even with the much improved 2022 car. Also, Mick has excess to the Ferrari simulator (while Mazepin did not). But yes, let's watch his "second half" :))

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  1. f1award

    Look at the greats, Senna, Hamilton, MV, Leclec all pretty much hit the ground running. Into his second year and being whipped by the new team mate isn't a great CV filler, I predict a journey man.

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    • f1award

      Would that be D Hill who came 3rd in the WDC in his first full season in F1 behind Senna and Prost. You are such an idiot, even when not having a anti LH rant

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      • ReallyOldRacer

        Don't like responding to you, awarddork, but that would be GRAHAM Hill, 4 yrs of dismal performance with BRM and Lotus before winning the WDC in season 5. Trust me, there was life before 1990. We've been through this before, try some research before you assign idiocy status to your mental superiors.

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        • f1award

          R deluded R you're going back over 60 years, it was a different era. You're just made a fool of yourself by grasping at straws, again.

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        • shroppyfly

          Ror , its fine if f1 wants to go back 35yrs senna era lol, but when hes found out, he gets like Jax, changes tack to suit his argument Drugs Im telling you...should be an f1-delete button on my pc .

          At least there's some boyracers crashing around a carpark at the weekend to cheer us up

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      • Shroppyfly

        The post was about talent...!-jax And your own post-ground running id say 3rd in 1st year was good, now who looks the fuckin idiot....

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        • f1award

          Of course it was that's my point he hit the ground running, great driving and he came 3rd in his first year, young MSC is hardly going to come 3rd in even his second year. Stop digging shoddypost, it's to easy to knock you.

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          • shroppyfly

            MV, Leclec all pretty much hit the ground running.

            Its sad really sad

            The Hill,Villeneuve, Rosberg post was about your twins comment about talent skipping a generation

            Its sad really sad, do at least try and keep

          • shroppyfly

            MV, Leclec all pretty much hit the ground running.

            Its sad really sad

            The Hill,Villeneuve, Rosberg post was about your twins comment about talent skipping a generation

            Its sad really sad, do at least try and keep up

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          • shroppyfly

            MV, Leclec all pretty much hit the ground running.

            Its sad really sad

            The Hill,Villeneuve, Rosberg post was about your twins comment about talent skipping a generation

            Its sad really sad, do at least try and keep up

  2. Blo

    Oh please, just another spoilt brat. RoR you’re going soft. If he gets in the way on Sunday i’ll Send him to stand in the corner.
    Strop there’s still time to Change your mind, you, me and Angie, she’s so looking forward to a cucumber s/w, said she’s fed up with little gherkins.

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  3. shroppyfly

    Would that be Charles who finished 13th in his first yr, and Max who finished 12th in his 1st yr They certainly hit the ground running...didn't they (the greats)

    Honestly f1 lay off the drugs a bit and think before you press send .

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    • f1award

      That would be Leclec who scored over 4 times as many points as Ericisson in his first season.
      Would that would be MV who at 17 in his first season got more than twice as many points as Sainz, and in his second season got promoted to a top top team and won his first race.
      This must be embarrassing even for an idiot like you, best stop digging and go back to your LH trolling.
      p.s. do some research before posting

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      • shroppyfly

        Ericsson lol , really scraping the barrel now, as for Max and Sainz, lets look at your comment"twice as many points " well is it possible, because he had twice as many retirements that year, I don't know, I Mean they are the facts...?

        Thanks for the tip about research, although I'm fine in that dept, may I offer you a tip in return though, perhaps do a spell check when typing in drivers names in future, just a thought for you to help you out a bit

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  4. shroppyfly

    Ericsson lol , really scraping the barrel now, as for Max and Sainz, lets look at your comment"twice as many points " well is it possible, because he had twice as many retirements that year, I don't know, I Mean they are the facts...?

    Thanks for the tip about research, although I'm fine in that dept, may I offer you a tip in return though, perhaps do a spell check when typing in drivers names in future, just a thought for you to help you out a bit

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  5. Blo

    Boys boys all this pc rage over the past, get off your asses and try to improve the future ,you might find you enjoy it instead of giving yourselves high blood pressure over nothing. Angie and I worry about darlings.

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  6. shroppyfly

    Hes like a sat nav that instead of re routing you to your destination, it just changes its mind and and deflects #point proven again.. , we were right to ignore him.

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  7. Bored Blo

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    Pleeeeze start the racing

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  8. Donalf

    What if I said, look out for mercedes in Miami as they have apparently found some missing horsepower. Won't be long now then we can have some up to date "Squabbling". 😜

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  9. CanadianEh

    How many times have we seen drivers lunge to the inside or over-cook the corner and end up in the traps in a feeble attempt to overtake? More than I can remember.

    Ponder the great passes by the great drivers and hope for more of that.

    The 'quality' of the drivers is becoming polarised - really good / really bad - which is not something F1 needs or wants.

    Turf the Billionaires' Sons' and get some talent behind the wheels. FFS.

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