Mick Schumacher insists he is ‘95% satisfied ‘with F1 debut, despite leaving early at the Bahrain Grand Prix … as the son of seven-time World Champion Michael admits he has to learn to deal with so many overtakes after winning the F2 title. year
- Mick Schumacher made his long-awaited Formula 1 debut on Sunday
- The son of F1 legend Michael made his first appearance for Haas at the Bahrain GP
- Schumacher Junior turned away in the initial phase, but was ’95 percent satisfied ‘
- The young German fared better than Sebastian Vettel’s debut for Aston Martin
In the days when his father was supreme, you would have thought you were misreading the results if “M Schumacher” was last of the finishers on the list.
But so it was here in Bahrain where Mick, son of seven-time world champion Michael, made his Formula 1 debut yesterday for laggards Haas.
With his parents back home in Switzerland, where Michael is hidden from the public after his skiing accident more than seven years ago, Mick warmed up for his big day with a game of relaxing chess. But he found it difficult to turn in the early stages.
Mick Schumacher, son of Formula 1 legend Michael, made his F1 debut on Sunday
Schumacher made his F1 debut for Haas at the Bahrain Grand Prix, but got off to an early start
“I was 95 percent satisfied today,” said the 22-year-old, the reigning Formula 2 champion. ‘But because of that twist, I can’t say 100 percent.
‘The tires were cold and that was the problem. But there are positives I can build on.
“I’m more used to being in the top five than being overtaken so often, but it’s something I have to learn to deal with this season.”
Meanwhile, Sebastian Vettel, who grew up in awe of Schumacher Snr, had a terrible weekend during his Aston Martin debut.
Sebastian Vettel had a terrible weekend during his Aston Martin debut after a crash
The four-time world champion qualified 18th, was then thrown to the back of the grid and awarded three points on his race license for failing to slow down enough under double yellow flags.
In the race, he crashed into Alpine’s Esteban Ocon, earning a 10-second penalty and two more points.
Aston’s unfavorable return to Formula 1 was barely dampened by a mediocre start and finish in 10th place for the boss’s son, Lance Stroll.
So much for his father Lawrence’s bragging that the British brand’s involvement is the best thing that has happened to Formula 1 in years!