It was a superb performance for Mick Schumacher today. The young German driver finished in 6th position scoring eight points and also voted Driver of the Day by the fans with the 24% of votes.s
His first points in England last week seem to have boosted the 23-year-old's confidence and together with Haas clear improvement he could put up interesting fights against F1 greats such as Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso.
Schumacher, who finished ahead of teammate Kevin Magnussen, told the media after the race he felt lot better than yesterday and talked about his feelings with the car.
“I felt very confident with the car. The tyees obviously didn´t last quite as long as we anticipated and therefore, we reverted to a two-stop. We showed great pace out there which is what we wanted to do at the beginning of this weekend and I felt like we did."
Schumacher beamed at the points haul of these two weekends after a difficult beginning of the 2022 season and highlighted how important it is for the team as well.
“It´s great. I think we´re now at 10 points which is quite nice. It´s great for the team double points finish again, twice in a row which is quite…not really anticipated in some ways so it´s a refreshing challenge. “
In hindsight Schumacher accepts they had to wait for the good results but these last two weekends show Haas´ hard work and potential.
“I think the points could have came a lot earlier but I think that anyways we now show the potential of the car and also we show the potential of the drivers.”
Yesterday, Schumacher could not hide his frustration at his team´s decision for not swapping the cars after feeling he had more pace than Magnussen to challenge their closest competitors on track.
“I think yesterday I was also mainly angry because I felt that we lost points for the team and every point Is valuable.”
Voted driver of the day for the first time. Schumacher was positively surprised.
“I am? That´s very nice. I was wondering when that came. I thought about Silverstone but obviously here is a great thing. So thank you very much to everybody.”