Formula 1 – Mick Schumacher: ‘I know how good I am and what I can do’

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Status: 23.07.2022 09:05

With Mick Schumacher, evidently the knot in Formula 1 has been damaged: in Spielberg, the 23-12 months-outdated sportsman was chosen as the driving force of the day, and the Haas driver scored the primary twelve factors within the general standings. In an interview on a sports activities present, Schumacher finds his manner confirmed.

Sportschau: Mick Schumacher, you scored your first factors in Formula 1 and had been chosen as the driving force of the day after the race in Spielberg/Austria. Is it truthful to say that you’re now establishing your self in F1?

Mike Schumacher: I guess so. I really feel good, steady, and now I hope for a protracted profession.

Busier than Formula 2 and Formula 3

What has modified for you? Also from Formula 3 and Formula 2 minor collection to Formula 1?

battle Here, the 20 greatest drivers on the earth compete in opposition to one another. I did not have that have final 12 months. This 12 months, quite the opposite, it’s extra frequent. I’ve been in a couple of duels and it is loads of enjoyable. Working with all of the devices on the steering wheel is typical of Formula 1, so it’s a must to continuously change them when beginning an overtaking maneuver.

How to place your self, how to be snug. You want to know how to cope with the media. And journey. We journey greater than F3 or F2, so you have got much less free time. But I actually like this sport and wish to keep longer within the automotive.

“I know how good I am and what I can do”

Are you a greater runner than final 12 months?

I discover that yearly I grow to be a greater runner. Because I’m gaining expertise. Mistakes are a part of it, and I’ve made errors too. But largely I’m a good runner.

The duel with Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton confirmed that the driving abilities are there. Was it not acknowledged sufficient or was it given too little consideration beforehand?

I know how good I am and what I can do, so I do not care what different folks assume or say. I know I’ve labored my manner up. Doubters will all the time doubt, so for those who can present them they do not, all the higher.

“Believe in your self!”

After one of many final profitable races, you stated a sure phrase to your group throughout a sluggish lap. Does he associate with the doubters?

It was at Silverstone for my engineer. Prove them incorrect and consider in your self (Prove them incorrect and consider your self, ed.). It was actually about us having these little bracelets. With motivational quotes. I felt like sporting it and perfecting it.

The host of the day: “It’s good to be acknowledged like this!”

You have been chosen as host of the day at Spielberg. And stated it ought to have been a race earlier than. Why?

I spoke to the group about it and we thought it could be good to be at Silverstone. When one thing catches your eye and folks prefer it, that sort of recognition is nice.

What was the distinction?

At Silverstone we began from 19. And it was tough wrestle Max vs. It was a a lot harder race. There was all the time a sense that all the things was going easily in Austria. No downside, Silverstone was a harder race.

Where ought to the highway go this 12 months?

Points would all the time be good. And if he offers outcomes for additional promotion within the Constructors’ Championship and the Drivers’ Championship. I favored the races. That’s the primary factor, then the factors will come by themselves. In the top, it’s a must to go your individual manner.

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