Mick Schumacher has revealed that his pit stop ended up scaring everyone at the Haas garage. This comes after he ran into his front jack at a significant speed during the Spanish Grand Prix.
Just as the rookie pitted, he was unable to slow down as he skid into his pit box off-center. This led him to hit a team member who eventually gave a thumbs up to let Schumacher know that he was okay.
Immediately after getting back on the track, Schumacher came back on the radio to enquire about the team.
“Is everybody okay? Sorry about that,” he said.
He was told that things are okay and he need not worry.
The Haas driver had a great performance as he managed to out-qualify Williams’ Nicholas Latifi after jumping George Russell at the start of the race.
“It was a more difficult race than expected,” Schumacher said on Sky Germany. “It’s also frustrating because the pit stop scared us all a bit. We have to analyse what happened there. But the main thing is the boys are fine.
“It seems like I went in faster, but not much faster than in free practice. Then I had a stationary car and of course it doesn’t stop any faster. That was definitely not easy.
“But we have to analyse more closely what happened there. The first lap was very good, we were immediately good and we were past both Williams.
“We learned a lot, saw the chequered flag and that’s the most important thing.”
Timo Glock had nothing but words of praise for the German. The former Toyota driver said that his race was ‘flawless’ even after being in a Haas car.
“The team generally knows where they stand,” Glock said on Sky Germany. “What he does very well is that he deals with the race relatively quickly and analyses it strategically.
“He is very good at that so far and developing more and more. It’s nice to see and he has again completed a flawless race.”
Schumacher’s compatriot Sebastian Vettel had a difficult race in his Aston Martin as he tried to fight off six drivers but still coming home to P13.
“He got stuck in midfield and couldn’t really build up the pressure forwards,” Glock added. “Instead he had to defend behind and was then partially passed through. It didn’t go optimally.
“We saw that the Aston Martin has even more problems over the race distance. Of course that’s a shame. In the end, it’s not what Sebastian Vettel expects.
“You actually have to look towards the top 10, but there is still a big one. There is a gap.”
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