Mick schumacher is learning the hard way during his debut season in Formula 1. The son of the seven times F1 The champion has the least competitive car (the VF-21) on the grid and has not been able to score a single point so far this season.
Meanwhile, Jos Verstappen, the father of the current leader Max verstappen, has revealed how he offered valuable advice to Corinna, the 22-year-old’s mother.
Jos knows the Schumacher family well. He was even a partner on the Benetton team in the 1990s, hence the connection and the advice.
“I spoke to Corinna after his first year in Formula 4 and she asked me which path her son should take. I told her that Mick should switch to the Italian Prema Powerteam, because they were the best in Formula 4 and Formula 3.” at that moment. And that’s what they did “, Verstappen Mr. he told Sport1.de.
At Prema, Mick made a major leap, which was largely the turning point that led the youngster to ascend to F1 with Haas.
“Mick is doing a good job; the car is difficult to drive. He will learn this year, next year there will be new cars. We have to give him time. I think next year.” Haas will have more support from Ferrari “, Verstappen Mr. continued.
“Is better than [Nikita] Mazepin, rotates less and is better handled with the press. Mazepin It’s more of a hindrance in qualifying and in the race ”, he added.
Verstappen Mr. also thinks it would be better for Schumacher be patient with Haas.
“I would wait and see what happens there in a year,” he said.