F1 | Mick Schumacher Reveals Which Tracks He Can't Wait To Drive And How COVID-19 Has Impacted His Preparations for F1
F1 rookie Mick Schumacher addresses how his training for the forthcoming season has been influenced by the continuing pandemic as well as discussing which tracks he's excited for.
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Mick Schumacher, Haas Formula 1 driver, spoke about which track's he's most looking forward to getting on with an F1 car as he gears up to make his debut in the coming season at the top level of motorsport.
As his top picks for the coming year, the German driver has selected a few classic F1 fan-favourite tracks and is eager to finally get back on track despite having had little time with the team due to ongoing travel restrictions.
Schumacher told Sky Sports Germany, "Suzuka is one of the tracks I don't know yet, but I've already driven it in the simulator and it's a lot of fun. Obviously I am looking forward to the whole season, it's going to be my first season in F1, But definitely there is one that sticks out, which is Spa, and that's also a funny story to it because it is basically 30 years since my dad's first F1 race.”
The driver also reflected on what it's like to work with Guenther Steiner, the Haas team principal.
He comments, "Very nice, but also very direct, That is something positive. I think that the direct way is always the easiest and that we are all on the same page and up to date. That's simply the best way to work.”
When asked whath is expectations were for his debut season in F1, the driver joked that while at the end of the year he wanted to see himself as world champion, the primary goal was to have a first solid season.
To add, "That I see a strong improvement from the beginning of the year to the end of the year, Over time, I've learned not to stress myself out unnecessarily. I have a strong team around me, which always gives me the support and the opportunity to relax and to concentrate, so that I can perform well on the race weekend."
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The German youngster also opened up about how the current pandemic has altered the way he is training for the coming season.
With making a debut in the season-opening race in Bahrain, but the pandemic has somewhat hindered his preparation for the season.
Schumacher told Sky Sport Deutschland, "Because of the Covid situation, I can't do very much other than train, My preparation is going well on the physical level and I feel ready too. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to travel to England and the team yet, which would have happened many times in a normal year. But I hope that there will be a chance to get there in the next few days."
He also explained how he would approach the season, which he acknowledges will be quite tactical, but over the opening few races, urged patentied.
To add, "We'll have to wait a bit to see what he races say, I think when the first three or four races are over that we will have a pretty good overview of the whole situation and that we have to improve. Then I will probably be able to answer the question better."