Steiner: Magnussen is ‘very fair’ with Mick

Steiner: Magnussen is ‘very fair’ with Mick

Guenther Steiner has praised Kevin Magnussen for being “particularly reasonable” with Haas team-mate Mick Schumacher since he returned to the workforce.

Magnussen was drafted again in to switch Nikita Mazepin at Haas earlier than the beginning of the season, and the skilled Dane has slotted straight again into the world of System 1, scoring 4 factors finishes in 5 races and being again on the tempo from the beginning.

Schumacher had the higher hand on Mazepin all through final season, however has but to match Magnussen over the course of a race weekend thus far this 12 months.

He earned his finest grid slot in System 1 by beginning P10 at Imola, however couldn’t convert that into his first factors end.

With Schumacher and Mazepin having each been rookies at Haas final season, it’s unlikely that the German can have been in a position to be taught off his team-mate in the identical method that he has been in a position to this 12 months, and Steiner thinks Magnussen has been appearing within the pursuits of the workforce to assist Schumacher develop.

“Yeah, I’d say so,” Steiner mentioned when requested if Magnussen is appearing as a ‘instructor’ for Schumacher, quoted by GPFans.

“As I at all times say, it’s at all times good to have somebody like him for Mick so he can take him as a reference.

“Even when Kevin continues to be younger, he has accomplished this for fairly a very long time now and he’s very mature so he tries to assist Mick out as a result of he is aware of he’s right here to work for the workforce.”

The Haas workforce boss added that there’s one other constructive impact in Schumacher having an skilled head alongside him on the workforce, in that having somebody who has been in and across the workings of System 1 since 2014 will serve to assist him be taught the ropes extra rapidly in his second 12 months within the sport.

 

“It’s a good place for Mick to be in to have any individual like Kevin who may be very truthful and provides him all the data,” Steiner elaborated.

“You possibly can be taught quite a bit your self, however if in case you have acquired a instructor, it goes quite a bit faster.”

Magnussen himself has returned to System 1 with a freedom about him, with the character of his comeback being a very surprising one.

He mentioned he nonetheless harbours the identical ambition of changing into World Champion, however is just not feeling the identical weight of expectation on his shoulders to realize it.

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