Mick Schumacher has referred to as for the return of the German Grand Prix as it’s “nonetheless lacking” from the Formulation 1 calendar.
With the Schumacher title again on the grid alongside one of many all-time greats in Sebastian Vettel, the German Grand Prix is a reasonably obtrusive omission from the present F1 schedule.
Monetary causes have been guilty for the German Grand Prix not showing on the calendar since 2019, and even earlier than that the race was removed from a everlasting fixture having additionally missed the possibility to race there in 2015 and 2017.
With Imola’s future now safe till 2025, Schumacher needs to see one other iconic European host in Germany change into a extra common characteristic on the F1 calendar going ahead.
“I feel it’s undoubtedly vital to be at race tracks which have historical past and hopefully we’ll have some German races coming in quickly, as that’s nonetheless lacking,” Schumacher stated.
As for the problem of Imola and the dash race weekend format, Schumacher added: “I feel Imola is at all times a pleasant monitor to go to. I take pleasure in it loads.
“I’ve pushed round it fairly a bit and I’m actually excited to get there with these good, new automobiles and hopefully be capable to do properly.
“With our automotive I feel it’s truly fairly alright, we must always be capable to handle to place every thing collectively fairly quickly within the weekend.
“We have now a good suggestion, we don’t want two big modifications [for the sprint and then the race] so hopefully we’ll be proper in there and be capable to have a great weekend.”
One change to sprints for the F1 2022 season is that now the highest eight drivers will rating factors on Saturday versus the three drivers that solely scored in 2021.
That has the cash rolling in Kevin Magnussen’s eyes…
He stated: “I feel it’s good that they’ve added factors for ending eighth and better as a result of there’s a pay bonus for factors so I’m going to go all out, and the racing goes to be nice!
“I feel it’s attention-grabbing as final 12 months generally it was rather less thrilling as individuals have been extra conservative as a result of there wasn’t as a lot at stake.
“Now that there are factors, I feel we’ll see extra powerful racing, so I’m trying ahead to it.”