The son of seven-time world champion and this year's F1 rookie Mick Schumacher made his debut for the Haas team at the Bahrain GP. Unfortunately, according to Schumacher Jr., it will not be remembered for good, considering that he flew off the track at an early stage in the already mentioned turn number four.
The reason - insufficient working temperature in his tires. “I made a mistake in turn number four after the race started again. The tires were not at operating temperature, which led to very poor traction on the track, and that’s something I need to better understand and learn, ”Mick said.
His teammate, Russian Nikita Mazepin, was the first driver this season to have to give up after crashing out in turn number three. Mazepin made the same mistake a little earlier than Mick, but unlike the German, the Russian ended up in the fence and thus damaged his car and dropped out of the race.
Despite a beginner's mistake, the young German learned an important lesson from his Formula One debut. "Obviously I made a mistake and it's something I'll keep to myself for a very long time, trying to understand why I made a mistake, and then I'll try to learn something from this situation."
Mick Schumacher finished the race on the Sakhir track in 16th place with a lap behind winner Lewis Hamilton and a total of two stops in boxing. In addition to Mazepin, Nicholas Latifi and Pierre Gasly were behind Mick, while Fernando Alonso had to finish his race in the 32nd lap of the Bahrain Grand Prix after a brake failure.
After winning the Formula 2 title, the Haas driver arrived at the "biggest octane circus" with a big weight-bearing his last name, and despite the "baptism by fire" at the beginning of his F1 career, he maintained a positive attitude towards the challenges ahead.
Recall, Mick is already the third member of the Schumacher family to compete in Formula 1. His father Michael is a seven-time world champion, while his uncle Ralph is generally considered to have been able to achieve more in his F1 career.
“I think in general I can say how happy I am, this is the realization of my life dream. I'm a little unhappy about the mistake I made, in turn four, after the race started again. "