Kevin Magnussen to Mick Schumacher: ‘It’s clear’ / Formula 1

The head of the Haas staff, Gunther Steiner, estimated that Mick Schumacher’s possibilities of staying with the Americans are fifty-fifty. Here’s what Kevin Magnussen has to say about his everlasting companion for 2023.


Team proprietor Gene Haas and staff principal Günter Steiner are in no rush: they will watch how the motive force market develops within the 2023 GP season after which select who they suppose is the very best man to take second place behind Denmark’s Kevin Magnussen.

“Mick Schumacher has a fifty-fifty likelihood of staying,” declared South Tyrolean Gunther Steiner. The Meran man additionally famous that he might envision a driving duo of Kevin Magnussen and Nico Hulkenberg.

The background is obvious: Gene Haas and Gunther Steiner anticipate constant scores from an skilled man like Hulkenberg somewhat than a younger pilot. Mick Schumacher completed within the high ten twice in 16 races, Magnussen 5 occasions, Nico Hulkenberg ten occasions in his final full season in 2019 and eleven occasions a yr in the past.

Most of Mick Schumacher’s missed alternatives in 2022 weren’t his fault, however Michael Schumacher, son of the document world champion, made a couple of errors. That’s regular for a younger driver, however Haas wants extra to maintain his personal in midfield in opposition to Williams, Aston Martin, AlfaTauri and Alfa Romeo.

As a part of the Zandvoort GP basic, Kevin Magnussen defined how he assesses the scenario: “I’m not concerned within the decision-making course of, so I keep out of it. All I can say is, Mick is doing a great job.”

Asked what he wants to enhance on, Haas, who’s in his ninth World Cup in 2018, mentioned: “It’s clear. A racing staff wants quick drivers who can carry out constantly and rating factors to propel the staff ahead. At the top of the day, it is all a administration determination.”

Italian Grand Prix, Autodromo Nazionale Monza

01. Max Verstappen (NL), Red Bull Racing, 1:20:27.511 h.
02. Charles Leclerc (MC), Ferrari, +2.446s
03. George Russell (GB), Mercedes, +3,405
04. Carlos Sainz (E), Ferrari, +5,061
05. Lewis Hamilton (GB), Mercedes, +5,380
06. Sergio Perez (MEX), Red Bull Racing, +6,091
07. Lando Norris (GB), McLaren, +6,207
08. Pierre Gasly (F), AlfaTauri, +6,396
09. Nick de Vries (NL), Williams, +7,122
10. Guanyu Zhou (RC), Alfa Romeo, +7,910
11. Esteban Ocon (F), Alpine, +8.323
12. Mick Schumacher (D), Haas, +8.549
13. Valtteri Bottas (FIN), Alfa Romeo, +1 lap
14. Yuki Tsunoda (J), AlphaTauri, +1 Rde
15. Nicholas Latifi (CDN), Williams, +1 lap
16. Kevin Magnussen (PC), Haas, +1 lap
Daniel Ricciardo (Australia), McLaren, engine failure
Lance Stroll (CDN), Aston Martin, Energy Recovery
Fernando Alonso (E), Alpine, lack of water, engine overheating
Sebastian Vettel (D), Aston Martin, vitality restoration

Championship standing (after 16 out of twenty-two races)

01. Verstappen 335 factors
02. Leclerc 219
03. Perez 210
04. Russell 203
05. Sainz 187
06. Hamilton 168
07. Norris 88
08. Okon 66
09. Alonso 59
10. Botta is 46 years previous
11. Gasly 22
12. Magnussen 22
13. Hag 20
14. Ricardo 19
15. Schumacher 12
16. Tsunoda 11
17. Zhou 6
18. Walk 5
19. Album 4
20. De Vries 2
21. Latifi 0
22. Nico Hulkenberg (D) 0

Constructor’s Cup
01. Red Bull Racing 545 factors
02. Ferrari 406
03. Mercedes 371
04. Alpine 125
05. McLaren 107
06. Alfa Romeo 52
07. Haas 34
08. AlphaTauri 33
09. Aston Martin 25
10. Williams 6


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