Haas driver Mick Schumacher slammed Nikita Mazepin for his comments on him.
The Haas teammates had problems again, this time during the Dutch GP weekend. There, the two drivers were at the centre of the qualifying accident that Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel found himself in. Mazepin blamed his teammate for what had happened in an expletive-filled rant, directing his anger at the German and at Haas.
Schumacher was asked about his thoughts on his teammate’s words. He slammed Mazepin for his comments on him, and addressed the move he made on track.
“Not correct from my point of view,” Schumacher said.
“But I think it’s his thing to rant in the media than mine. I stay out of it. I will discuss it internally with the team later.”
Schumacher and Mazepin have gotten off the hook with the FIA, who cleared the two drivers of any wrongdoing after the incident on Saturday. However, Schumacher stated that he doesn’t want to bring negativity into Haas, and will try to solve the matter internally. Otherwise, the consequences of having two drivers who don’t get along will be enormous. Given their already shambolic season, Haas cannot let that happen.
Mercedes reserve driver Nyck de Vries talked about the two teammates, and stressed on the importance of partnership in racing. He said that the situation must be resolved as soon as possible.
“It’s a very unhealthy situation for a team like Haas,” de Vries said.
“I think it’s even more so important to work together as a team to try to learn and take steps forward. And by fighting each other for a place at the back of the grid, I think it’s not changing anything.”