Haas order to Mick Schumacher: “Want to fight for points”
After a formula 1 year, Mick Schumacher should now also bring his first points in the premier class of motorsport. Counters are both the goal of Schumacher and the racing team, Haas team boss Günther Steiner said on Friday in a media round after the presentation of first computer images of the new car VF-22. “We want to fight for points.” Haas was 2021 the only racing stable that did not bring a point. “I believe that we can do it,” said Steiner about counter this year.
We have to prove that we are on the right track with the drivers.
In the past season, the US team had already set the development of the car and concentrated at 2022. “Hopefully this decision bears fruits and we can fight again and take something out of the weekends,” said team owners Gene Haas. “We have to prove that we are on the right path with the drivers,” steiner said.
As in its formula 1 debut season, Mick Schumacher, the son of record world champion Michael Schumacher, should drive equal with Nikita Mazepin from Russia. An escalation of the internal duel on the asphalt does not expect steiner in the new season. “I hope it does not increase again,” he said. Schumacher and maepin were already in the second half of the season 2021 after a conversation of mature hazard.
Steiner: “Break-off mood like 2016”
Now Haas wants to get points again. The race cars have a completely new design from this season. The aerodynamics concept has been revised to facilitate overtaking and promote more direct dual. In addition, 18-inch wheels drove. These changes could cause once suspended teams to slip forward. Steiner even spoke of a “elimination mood such as 2016” when Haas had entered formula 1.
The team, which is the Russian mining company Uralkali, has already submitted and introduced his car to his car for this season. According to the computer, the car is largely kept in white this time. Striking are the narrow-curved coatings on the sides in white-blue-red, which reflect the colors of the Russian flag. However, the final shape of the car will distinguish itself.
Formula 1 tests unofficially from the 23rd to 25th February in Barcelona, then officially in Bahrain from 10 to 12 March. A week after that, the new Grand Prix season starts there. “The car is a development stage,” Steiner noticed on Friday.
In the second year Schumacher always made a jump
Somehow that also applies to Schumacher. The Formula 2 champion of 2020, which was the seat adaptation in the racing factory at the beginning of the week, has always made a significant leap forward in the past in its second year in motorsport.
Schumacher has been “fairly progress” at the end of last year, “noticed Steiner. He recalled that in the junior series, not as many races as in Formula 1 are driven. “Maybe he has been demonstrating this increase last year,” said Steiner. “Hopefully there is a great enhancement, that would all be happy.”