Things are not always handed over to rookies on a platter in F1. More often than not, they have to fight their way in lesser efficient cars and do something of note for people to really stand up and take notice.
While Mick Schumacher knows there will always be a media following around him owing to the fact that he is the son of the legendary Michael Schumacher, he seems to be far from impressed with how Haas is performing.
The German youngster revealed that the entire situation is like some sort of “torture” to him.
It is not like Schumacher has caught anyone’s imagination with his performances. In Bahrain, he struggled to control his car and even endured a spin. He was, however, able to recover from this to an extent to at least finish the race.
He finished the race in the same position as in the second race in Imola, a far from noteworthy 16th slot.
Following the race, he was quoted by PlanetF1.
“I don’t really realise what I’m doing when I’m in the car. Let’s say facial expressions wise or feelings wise, I just love driving so I enjoy what I’m doing.
“And I don’t enjoy it when I’m not first so it’s kind of a torture driving at the back with no real competition.”
The German suffered a crash in Imola that saw him lose his front wing. It also led to a significantly long pitstop, which made his task a lot tougher.
“To be honest, I don’t really know what happened. It went quite quickly, I just lost it and didn’t manage to recover it before the wall,” he said.
“I think my driving afterwards was quite driven by my anger – I don’t know if you saw it on the feed but I had a few lock-ups and went into the gravel and stuff.
“Overall, I think that’s something we have to learn from, to regroup myself a bit quicker. In general, I just think I wanted to catch up as quick as I could but unfortunately we were a few laps down.”
Schumacher will hope he can register some points with his team in Portugal. Do you think he will soon come into his own? Let us know in the comments section below!