Bernie Ecclestone: Mick Schumacher should forget his name and develop as a person

"He has to fight, he has to stick with it and show that he is still in a position to deliver good performances."

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Bernie Ecclestone: Mick Schumacher should forget his name and develop as a person
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Bernie Ecclestone, former chief executive of the Formula One Group, commented on Mick Schumacher and his career choices. Bernie is not happy with the decisions the young driver made. Mick did not manage to establish himself in the Haas team and had to seek his luck somewhere else. Ultimately, he signed with Mercedes as their third driver. Ecclestone believes that Schumacher had to give his best to build his name.

"He has to fight, he has to stick with it and show that he is still in a position to deliver good performances.

The people will then find him, and he doesn’t have to find the people who offer him the opportunity to race."- he said, as quoted by crash.net!

Bernie Ecclestone: At Red Bull he would have been better understood

Bernie believes that Red Bull was a better team for his development. He emphasized that Schumacher must be someone for whom the teams will fight and not the other way around.

“In the best-case scenario, people will see him and say: We need him. And not the other way around: he is looking for someone who will take him in because of his name. He should forget his name and develop as a person.

At Red Bull, for example, he would have been better understood, they would have helped him and led him up.”

Schumacher is set to lead Alpine's hypercar program in the World Endurance Championship for the 2024 season.  The question arises whether Schumacher can change the opinion of many with his performance.

"That’s probably the only and best thing he can do at the moment,” Ecclestone added.

“It’s good that he can show himself, ideally with good performances. Then it could happen that those responsible in Formula 1 rethink and say: ‘Maybe we made a mistake. “We’ll try again.

The difficult question is: How and when?”

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