Mick Schumacher could not make it to Q2 today. The German rookie set the 18th best after setting a 1:18.858 but due to the penalties applied to Russell, Tsunoda, Norris and Ocon will start from the 14th place.
Schumacher who has been showing strong performances on Saturdays was not very happy with his result today. “overall not my best performance” said the German driver who added “I was trying to do my best, but it was a bit of scrappy run and it’s a track that is unforgiving.”
Mick, however, remains hopeful for the race “I hope to make it up in the race…Hopefully the track temperatures aren’t too high, as that will make things a bit more difficult but we’ll just try to do our best job to try and stay in the position we start tomorrow.”
Schumacher was involved in a controversy with his teammate after Mazepin asked the team on the radio to overtake him because he was too slow but the team said no. While the Russian was complaining over the team´s decision, Schumacher explained to Sky Sports reporters that the order of the cars alternates each race and that there wasn´t much more needed from his side to comment on that.