In an interview with the German media, Guenther Steiner talked about Mick Schumacher and the negative influence of the media on him and the Haas team. The media tried to damage the relationship between Mick and the Haas team with their stories and rumors.
“I think they tried to put pressure on Mick to blame all of the team and I don’t think that was good for Mick,” he said, as quoted by crash.net “They didn’t actively try to divide us but that is what they did I think.
I think he didn’t feel good when he heard the things that were talked about me and I didn’t feel good coming from their side. In the end, they tried to divide us. "
Guenther Steiner on Mick Schumacher
Guenther thinks that such things are not good for Mick.
Certain factors appear that Steiner could not influence. "This is not good for Mick even if you tried to do this because in the end the team decides who is going to the car, not the driver. There’s no point to upset a team about a driver because you want to say ‘Guenther didn’t take care enough of Mick’.
In the end he scored points, nobody says that is because Guenther managed Mick like this - nobody came with that and I don’t expect it. I don’t expect to be blamed if he crashes because the driver has to do that himself, to get the points and not to crash”.
Steiner wanted to help his team in the best possible way. He wanted both drivers to have the same conditions. “The responsibility of the team is to give the best car we can - we always did that,” he added. “To be fair to both drivers so they both get the same level of car - we always did that - and if we didn’t do that we explained that, for example if there’s only part of an upgrade available they’d share it."