Sport What are the goals of Mick Schumacher's Formula 1 year?

15:30  04 march  2021
15:30  04 march  2021 Source:   motorsport-total.com

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Neuling: Mick Schumacher steigt 2021 bei Haas in die Formel 1 ein © Motorsport Images Newcomer: Mick Schumacher joins Formula 1 at Haas in 2021

His famous father only came to the Formula 1 debut in Spa-Francorchamps in 1991 a few meters away. Mick Schumacher is asked whether he thinks he has a good chance of making it at his own Grand Prix premiere in Bahrain in 2021. He laughs and says, "Hopefully, yes! Cross your fingers that I can get through. And then we'll see."

Mick Schumacher will not have top material available in his first year in Formula 1: His team Haas has already announced that they want to keep development on the back burner. development tokens for an update on the racing car also remained unused in the winter before the 2021 season.

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But Schumacher doesn't want to be put off by that. He just says: "In terms of the mindset, of course, we have to adapt." But he is looking forward to this "challenge".

Mick Schumacher wants to use every chance

"It doesn't mean that we have no further development, that we won't push or try to ride up front or in midfield. We don't want to miss any chances," says the 21-year-old. "We want to take advantage of the opportunities we get and move further forward than last year."

2020 Haas had just scored twice in 17 Formula 1 races and captured a total of three points. The US racing team was ranked 9th among ten teams, only ahead of Williams, who had remained completely without points.

Against this background, Schumacher looks to himself above all in order to make personal progress in his first year in Formula 1. "It will be important to have this learning curve, that it is constantly improving, that we are gaining more experience from lap to lap," he explains. "So that we can then go into the race and have no more question marks."

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Personal goal: to keep improving.

He is already looking forward to the Formula 1 season opener in Bahrain and can hardly wait to contest the first Grand Prix: "I'm excited to see how I will feel after the first race . But I'm sure: I'll go out with a very big grin, hopefully. How should I put it? With a butterfly feeling in my stomach. "

In the further course of the season it will then be important for him to "give my maximum in every situation on every weekend in order to improve," said Schumacher. "There's no reason I should hold back."

Most recently in Formula 3 and also in Formula 2, Schumacher was significantly stronger in his second year than in his debut season. He is asked whether he expects something similar in Formula 1. Answer: "This question is probably easier to answer when the first year is over and the second has started."

"As a driver, you naturally take a step when you have a season behind you and have arrived in your new environment."

Speaking of which: Schumacher gets his first impression of the new Haas-Ferrari VF-21 at the Formula 1 winter test in Bahrain . Haas has so far only officially presented the color design of the new to .

role model Michael Schumacher: Why Masepin is reluctant to do so .
© Haas / MSN Nikita Masepin (left) has great respect for Mick and Michael Schumacher Nikita Masepin has a great role model - and that is Schumacher! However, he does not mean Mick, his teammate at Haas in the 2021 Formula 1 season, but Michael, the seven-time world champion. Interesting: Masepin is cautious about the topic. Asked by a journalist in the context of the Haas presentation specifically whether he has “a role model like Michael Schumacher,” he replies: “Yes, I have.

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