Mick Schumacher: “I’m happy for the team"
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Mick Schumacher commented on the performance in Abu Dhabi. He did not manage to achieve his goal, but in the end, he is happy that at least his team achieved a good place in the Constructors Championship. “We didn’t quite have the pace today, one lap pace was there yesterday, but we knew it would be tough to stay in position,” said Schumacher, as quoted by thecheckeredflag.co.uk “We were hoping for a bit more but at the end we kept eighth in the Constructors’ Championship and that was the focus.
“I’m happy for the team as it means a totally different budget and I’m sure they’ll be able to use it”. Kevin Magnussen, teammate is positive despite everything. He hopes that they can achieve their goals in the coming seasons.
“P8 was the most important thing of course, we didn’t really have a great chance to do much today but at least eighth stuck and that’s a good thing for developing over the winter and just a nice step to take forward from the last two years that Haas has had,” Magnussen said.
It’s a nice place to build from and I’m looking forward to next year”.
Nicholas Latifi will leave the Williams team. Although he had much bigger goals, Latifi will remember his time spent in this team with pleasure.
“I’m very grateful for the three years I’ve had with Williams in Formula 1,” said the Canadian. “I’m leaving the sport feeling like I wanted to achieve and accomplish more however it doesn’t always work out like that in motorsports.
“Along the way there’s been highs and lows with many strong bonds and friendships that I’ll cherish”. Alexander Albon is happy with the last race and expects many more similar performances in the future.
We will see how he manages next season. “I’m really happy with my race today and I think with such a strong start, getting passed four or five cars in those first laps, it was great,” said Albon. “There were moments in the race where we kept hitting a degradation point and would get to 15 laps and then suffer a loss of performance, so we were forced to pit quite early.
“We did fall short at the end finishing on warn tyres, but I think starting P19 and finishing P13 is a good job, so I’m really happy”. The Williams team will have a difficult task, just like everyone else in the next season.