Now that Haas are again within the struggle, group boss Guenther Steiner says Mick Schumacher should deal with the stress that goes with that.
2021 was Schumacher’s rookie marketing campaign in Formulation 1, although driving a Haas VF-21 that had not and wouldn’t be developed, he spent many of the season in the back of the grid with little expectation.
For that season he was alongside one other rookie in Nikita Mazepin, however the scenario has shifted drastically for 2022.
Haas got here out of the blocks as a number one group within the midfield, whereas Mazepin was changed by the returning Kevin Magnussen, who had beforehand spent 4 seasons with Haas between 2017-2020.
Two rounds in and it has been Magnussen doing the factors scoring with P5 and P9 finishes, whereas Schumacher luckily walked away from an enormous qualifying crash in Saudi Arabia with out damage, with automobile injury ruling him out of that race.
So, the stress is on now for Schumacher, with Steiner explaining that his driver should deal with it.
“Clearly now the goal is about just a little bit greater than final yr,” Steiner is quoted by Motorsport.com.
“Final yr there was no query in any respect, we contended to be nineteenth and twentieth. As a result of that was the place we had been – persistently, by the best way.
“So this yr, we expect it’s a great factor for him [to have more pressure]. As a result of it’s a must to study this. I proceed to say the upper up you get, the thinner the air will get. So you have to cope with it.
“It’s a part of being an F1 driver. Coping with stress that’s any high-profile sport or administration place, it’s just like the stress is on, and if you happen to don’t just like the stress, go and do one thing else.”
In fact a giant crash like that one in Saudi Arabia has the potential to knock Schumacher’s confidence, however Steiner doesn’t count on this to be the case.
“I don’t suppose that he’ll lose confidence,” Steiner affirmed.
To ensure that no confidence is misplaced for Schumacher, Steiner intends on going by means of the info with the 23-year-old to find out the reason for the crash, believing it’s then essential to get Schumacher again within the automobile.
“We have to discuss it by means of, however I believe he wants to try this, as a result of we didn’t drive the automobile, we have to present what he desires to see,” Steiner defined.
“And I believe [we need to] examine the info with Kevin, and I haven’t in contrast the info. So did he attempt too onerous? I don’t know what it was. Was the tyre not heat sufficient? We have to discover out.
“Then I believe simply getting again in a automobile, you then achieve this confidence once more.”