While Guenther Steiner was advocating for the continuance of Mick Schumacher’s stay at Haas, a former Formula One driver struck out at Guenther Steiner, calling the criticism that he hurled at Mick Schumacher “useless.”
The racer Schumacher is about to reach the end of his second season of competition in the sport. After signing him as a rookie for the 2021 season, Haas has competed in each of those seasons for the club he joined for the 2022 season. Because his current agreement is set to expire at the end of the year, he is now waiting with bated breath to find out whether or not he will be awarded a third deal.
Haas has taken his time in reaching a decision over the course of his professional life. The choice about his placement on the 2023 grid is the last one that has to be made, and it has been stated that Steiner is considering a more experienced contender like Nico Hulkenberg for the role.
It has been believed that Schumacher would be a main target for Audi whenever the German manufacturer makes its entrance in the sport in 2026 by creating a collaboration with Sauber. This is because Schumacher won the Formula One World Championship three times. However, if he were to give up the sport before reaching that stage, it would very surely impair his chances of ever achieving that ambition.
Hans-Joachim Stuck, who raced in Formula One for six years and started 74 races during that time, believes that his fellow countryman should be given the chance to participate in the sport. Stuck started 74 races during his stint in Formula One. The guy, who is 71 years old, gave his opinion to ServusTV and said, “Unfortunately for Mick, it is still too early for Audi as they will not be there until 2026.”
If he is not chosen to race for Haas, then his name will be withdrawn from the pool of potential Formula One drivers. This should be quite evident. In addition to this, I want to make it quite obvious that Mick has a position in Formula 1.
Guenther Steiner is the one tasked with deciding how Haas should go moving forward.
“It is expected that a rookie driver would sometimes make some blunders since he does not yet know where the limits of the vehicle reside. It was very improper for Guenther Steiner to put Mick in an uncomfortable position by condemning him when he had done nothing wrong. It is illogical to make a reservation for Mick but then refuse to confirm his attendance at the event. In the years to come, he will achieve financial success if he makes the appropriate investment in the car.”
Hulkenberg, who has not participated in a race since 2019, offered the following observations over the topic earlier this week: “The truth of the matter is that I do not have any input into the decision-making process. I’m not making it. There have been debates going on all the time. I have a fair degree of optimism, but for the time being, we will need to practice a little more patience in order to make progress.”
In the meanwhile, Ralf Schumacher came up with the idea that Haas should dismiss Kevin Magnussen and hire both of the drivers, rather than being forced to pick between the two of them. “I really, really, and desperately hope that Haas will make a decision very quickly. It’s possible that by the time the following season rolls around, not just one but two Germans will be participating in Formula 1.