Ralf Schumacher has asked Haas Team Principal Guenther Steiner to apologise to driver Mick Schumacher.
Mick Schumacher was one of the more impressive drivers on the grid. He was pretty quick for his car’s standards all weekend. Unfortunately, an incident occurred where he crashed in FP3 and could not attempt a qualifying lap.
Following that travesty, Steiner let Schumacher know his disapproval of the incident. He used some strong comments to call him out for his irresponsibility. However, in a race for the ages, Schumacher proved him wrong with a stellar performance.
Schumacher had earlier given a reply to Steiner suggesting his boss was being too harsh. Nevertheless, he put in a shift in Hungary, going toe-to-toe with drivers like Max Verstappen. Even though he ultimately finished outside the Top 10, it was a breakout performance from the rookie. As a result, Ralf has asked Steiner to apologise to Mick.
“I just want to hope that his team boss, Guenther Steiner, apologized to Mick or quickly apologized,” Ralf said.
“This public statement about his driver without having spoken to him beforehand is an absolute no-go, and has nothing to do with driver management, especially among young people,” he concluded.
Schumacher put in the performance of his life, and this was his best result so far. Even though he started from the back, he climbed ranks after the Turn 1 disaster on Lap 1. From there, he stubbornly held on to his 10th place until the sheer pace of Verstappen forced him to give it up.
Nevertheless, Schumacher did well, and did it for ten laps. He was very impressed with his performance.
“I wasn’t anticipating being able to hold him (Verstappen) off for so long, but I’m glad that I was able to and able to get the opportunity to fight with the top guys,” Schumacher said.
“I was fighting with Max twice on the road and was able to (increase) my experiences, in that case, feel the pressure and not crack under pressure.”
Schumacher’s winning mentality means Haas have a gem of a driver on their hands. Let us hope tensions between him and Steiner are resolved just in time for the upcoming Belgian Grand Prix.