Mick Schumacher has almost finished his first season in Formula 1. He’s already seen a lot this season: from big falls to duels with his teammate Nikita Mazepin. The German speaks in an interview with F1-insider.com about the duel with the Russian and the help of Sebastian Vettel.
Schumacher and Mazepin both haven’t scored any points yet, but that’s mainly because Haas is no longer developing this year’s car to focus on that for 2022. Nevertheless, Schumacher managed to take both 12th and 13th place and his teammate has not yet. The duel between him and the Russian was certainly there, but according to the German it was intensified in the media.
“Internally, it was actually a less hard-fought duel. But for me it was new and unfamiliar that certain topics were discussed so openly in the media. My cause. “In addition, the 22-year-old driver also fought duels with other drivers and proved that he deserves the Formula 1 place. “Of course, I particularly liked the duel with Max in Budapest. There I showed that I can stretch my elbows and keep faster cars behind me. “
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Vettel helps him with everything
The Haas pilot also admitted in the interview that Vettel helped him a lot in his debut year. Any questions he had were answered by him. It is a great feeling that the German also knew his father very well. “He knows my father very well and was therefore my first point of contact in Formula 1. He has so much experience and has got through all situations. But in his private life he is also a particularly nice person and a very good friend.”
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