‘Mick’s crash a result of pressure from Magnussen’

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‘Mick’s crash a result of pressure from Magnussen’

Mick Schumacher’s process to get the higher of his new Haas team-mate Kevin Magnussen will solely get harder.

That’s the view of Colin Kolles, the ex-Drive India managing director who thinks Schumacher wants “to work very exhausting to get to the extent of Magnussen”.

In his two Components 1 seasons, the son of Michael Schumacher has discovered two very completely different challenges going through him so as to assert himself as the highest canine among the many Haas drivers.

Though evidently a extra proficient prospect than Nikita Mazepin primarily based on their Components 2 achievements, the German knew his colleague carried vital affect on account of his father Dmitry being the group’s foremost sponsor.

However with that duo now out of the equation, one other check has emerged within the form of Mazepin’s substitute, Kevin Magnussen, who has appreciable Components 1 expertise – not least in 4 earlier seasons with Haas from 2017-20.

‘Mick’s crash a result of pressure from Magnussen’

And Magnussen has hit the bottom working, scoring two factors finishes in as many races to date this 12 months in a VF-22 automotive rather more aggressive than its predecessor – whereas Schumacher has but to get off the mark for both the season or his F1 profession total.

Ending eleventh in Bahrain, the 23-year-old couldn’t take his place on the grid for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix following an enormous crash in qualifying which prompted injury to the automotive which will doubtlessly attain seven figures to place proper.

Kolles, who was additionally group principal at Hispania in addition to spending 5 years on the Silverstone-based squad by their guises as Jordan, Midland, Spyker and Drive India, believes the stress is beginning to develop on Schumacher.

“He has to work very exhausting to get to the extent of Kevin Magnussen,” stated the 54-year-old, talking as a pundit on German TV channel Sport1.

“He got here again in with out testing and after a 12 months with out driving in Components 1 and was instantly higher.

“Magnussen gained’t worsen both, however quite higher.”

 

Sitting alongside Kolles, former F1 driver Christian Danner thought Schumacher’s crash in Jeddah was all the way down to attempting to match Magnussen by reaching Q3 – which might have been the primary time he had appeared in a top-10 shootout.

“It was actually a surprising second,” stated Danner, who completed fourth within the 1989 United States Grand Prix in Phoenix from twenty sixth on the grid.

“A results of the stress his new team-mate is placing on him. The bar is way larger there.

“The good factor is he accepts the problem.”

 

 

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