After the third sprint race of the season, Mick Schumacher will start the race from the 19th place. MotorLat had access to an online media session where the young driver shared his view on the weekend so far.
The young F2 2020 champion explained that by the end the race got tricky by the end because of the tyres and explained “we knew it was gonna be tough specially on keeping the tyres alive but overall we learn and hopefully we´ll have a better understanding for tomorrow´s race which I´m very much looking forward to”. About the first lap of the race after his good start he added “it was frustrating (not being able to fight with Williams for positions), it seemed like Nicholas was struggling through turn 3 and then it gave me no real run in turn 4 but it made me have to lift off going into turn 3 so overall I think it could have been better but nonetheless I think we know what we want for tomorrow and hopefully will be able to have a better first lap and just manage from there on.”
When MotorLat asked him about how much he likes sprint races and if he would like to have more of them in the future. Schumacher said “Personally, I have to say I enjoy having three practices everything building up to the main event basically. I think that it is interesting, something F1 want to try but personally I know it from F2 and I´m really enjoying the normal format.”
Later, when he was asked on the reasons why he prefer the normal weekend, he added, “I think there are different reasons. I think that in my case, in our case, probably it just gives us more time as a team to analyze everything and be prepared for qualifying now we have everything in one free practice and not a lot of time to get around for qualifying in the sprint event. So I think for the smaller teams it gives them more opportunity and more time to have the three free practices before qualifying and to be ready also for the race.”
On his chances to fight with Williams in the young German said “We´ll just have to wait and see.”
Mick is racing for the first time in a track where his father retired twice (2006, 2012) When MotorLat asked him how much he remembers from that day which also coincided with his friend Sebastian Vettel´s third championship. He said “I think just mainly the flashbacks, highlights from that race I would recall. At the time I was 13, I wasn´t here at all but it´s definitely great I love the track already and I think it was also one of the tracks my dad really enjoyed so I´m happy we have the same taste in tracks.”