Jul.15 - Mick Schumacher is not ready for a move into a top Formula 1 team, according to 2016 world champion and fellow German Nico Rosberg.

Schumacher, the 23-year-old son of Rosberg's former Mercedes teammate and F1 legend Michael Schumacher, had a torrid start to the 2022 season.

But he upped his game significantly with two consecutive points finishes at Silverstone and Austria - the first of his F1 career.

"Mick had a difficult few weeks and we are all happy that he has now made a nice breakthrough," Rosberg told German-language Eurosport.

"When I open the newspapers these days, I don't read any criticism of him at all. The way things change so quickly is the craziest thing about our sport.

"He only needed one race and a cool duel with Verstappen and everything is forgotten again," he added.

"Psychologically, that's incredibly valuable for him, because he's now finding a positive mental spiral that he will carry with him to the next races."

However, while Schumacher's chances of a new Haas deal appear to have risen, boss Gunther Steiner says he won't consider it until the summer break.

And Rosberg pushed back at the idea that Schumacher is even ready for a move up the grid.

"I don't see it that way," he said. "He still needs time in his development. The past races have shown that.

"He should take his time before targeting a top team," Rosberg added.

"We saw that with George Russell, who drove for Williams for three years and was then ready to move up to Mercedes. There is no need to rush things."

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4 F1 Fan comments on “Schumacher not yet ready for F1 top team according Rosberg

    • ReallyOldRacer

      Swede, my friend, I'm not sure whether you are being belligerent just for fun, or have no knowledge of MSC's racing development history. Wasn't it you who not long ago said that he would not reach 5 points? I'll wait for the end of season to read your mea culpa response. :)

  1. smokey

    I feel empathy for Mick, as he will always be in the shadow of his father and people will always expect more from him. I agree with Nico's view that Mick needs to complete his "apprenticeship" with learning in one or more basic teams before he should expect to find his place in a top team at the front of the grid.

    • Donalf

      Yupp I know what your saying but mick deserves full credit for trying, having a famous father who done so well in the sport is enough to make you wonder whether to enter into the sport or not but he's chosen to "bite the bullet" and hopefully he can make a name for himself.


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