Nov.3 - Gunther Steiner would be a "fool" to show Mick Schumacher the exit door at Haas, according to German motor racing legend Hans-Joachim Stuck.

With the small American team reportedly planning to name Kevin Magnussen's 2023 teammate prior to Brazil next weekend, Steiner admits it is a 50-50 toss-up between Schumacher and Nico Hulkenberg.

Stuck, 71, says losing his seat now would be the death-knell for Schumacher's career at the age of 23.

Steiner 'a fool' to oust Mick Schumacher according Stuck

Hans-Joachim Stuck

"Unfortunately, Audi is still too early for Mick because they won't be there until 2026," he told Servus TV. "If he's not in Formula 1 then, he's gone. That's very clear. I also say very clearly that Mick belongs in Formula 1," Stuck added. "A young driver sometimes has to throw a car away because he doesn't know what the limit is.

"Gunther Steiner has made a mistake in putting unnecessary pressure on Mick with his criticism. I say: If someone has a seat and doesn't take Mick, he's a fool.

"Once he's in the right car, he'll be a big one in the future."

Some believe Steiner and team owner Gene Haas have simply been bluffing about ousting him for 2023, and simply wanted to see if Schumacher could handle high pressure.

Former F1 driver Marc Surer thinks it makes no sense to replace Schumacher with 35-year-old Hulkenberg.

"Nico has been out for three years. He's on the other side of his career," he told Sport1.

"Mick, on the other hand, has improved enormously this season and represents continuity in the team. He is the future."


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10 F1 Fan comments on “Steiner 'a fool' to oust Mick Schumacher according Stuck

  1. shroppyfly

    Ok so Nico H was in f1 for 11 seasons , no podiums etc etc etc, however, the average finishing position over a whole seasons championship, was 10th, in a lot can say poor cars, SO poor driver, unlucky, bad timing or about right ?

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    • ReallyOldRacer

      Shrop', I'm not questioning HUL's driving acumen. With the right opp's 8-10 years ago he would have been a contender. The current point is that you don't build a future with two journeymen drivers with a combined 20 year in F1 and exactly ONE podium between them.

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  2. shroppyfly

    I agree guys, when you look at the two, Jnr should be a nobrainer, i guess the other way of looking at NH is, who else wanted the seat? it seems no one, and thats BAD

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    • ReallyOldRacer

      Spot on. Haas sucks and, as I've screeched for 4 years, it starts at the top. I'm embarrassed that they are my US entry. Can you get the king to grant me dual citizenship?

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      • shroppyfly

        That's a bit difficult at the moment, hes booked up seeing off Prime Ministers and seeing in new ones for the foreseeable future, plus hes a real tree merchant, wanting to do away with all the gardens at Buck house and plant a forest, be better if Prince Harry was King.. The media would luvvvv that, dual citizenship , you sure that's not just a super savvy way of avoiding tax Ror, you haven't been listening to the Rb accountants have you?

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        • The Spy

          Harry wouldn’t want to be King he left England some to ago to live a life of solitude. The last I heard he and Meghan were living off grid selling homemade soaps and vegetables at a little country market. I’m quite sure after successful breaking away from all the glitz and glamour of a royal life just imagine it the drudgery of having to attend functions, cutting a ribbon in the hot sun then having to attend state banquets and getting stuck having holidays in Aspen. I’m quite sure that’s the last thing he and Meghan would want after telling the world they wished for a normal life.

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          • shroppyfly

            I reckon Harry's appendage is ruling his ginger nut on this one, and shes the one ruling the roost, they need to come back to the UK The press and public are getting bored of politicians .

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  3. smokey

    I disagree with Stuck's comment " that Mick belongs in Formula 1". Nobody belongs in Formula 1. They get there primarily because of their talent, and it helps if they bring a big bag of sponsorship money too! If those endowments are absent then they don't belong!

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