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F1 | Mick Schumacher after difficult wet debut in Imola: I have to learn

It was quite a tough race for Mick Schumacher at the “Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari” in Imola, as he spun and crashed losing his front wing midrace. But he is ready to learn from it.

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F1 | Mick Schumacher after difficult wet debut in Imola: I have to learn
Fuente imagen: Hasan Bratic-Motorlat

The second round of the season gave us an action packed race, with thrilling battles, a red-flag stoppage that offered Lewis Hamilton the chance to climb back up to second place in front of Lando Norris’ McLaren and much more.

The Emilia Romagna Grand Prix was also the first wet race in F1 for rookie Mick Schumacher.

"[The wet conditions] it's crazy. It's very hard to understand for people, how it affects the grip," he commented during a session with selected press.

"It's not like in the road car where if you drive in the wet or the dry. It's like, you drive on hot conditions, and suddenly you drive on ice. There's no grip at all whatsoever so it's very tough.”

The tricky track conditions definitely didn’t make it easy for the Haas driver, as he spun while warming his tyres behind the Safety Car and ended up hitting the wall. 

The impact broke his front wing that completely fell off, forcing Schumacher to drive for another two laps in the damaged car, as the pit lane was closed.

In the end the 22 year old managed to finish the race closing it in 16th place with only his teammate behind.

"It's something that I have to learn. Definitely the team's fully behind my back and giving me all the information I need to learn those things but at the end also something you have to feel,” he said.

All in all, it seems that it was a very valuable opportunity to learn for the young driver.

"The only chances for me to be able to gain a few positions would be at the beginning of the safety car restart because that was going to be the wettest part of the whole race. I think in general lots learned and lots of positives and to take to the next race weekend."

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