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F1 | Canadian GP | Schumacher denied first F1 points by engine issue: “It’s obviously very frustrating”

After a stellar qualifying performance from the Haas team, with Schumacher lining up P6 on the grid behind teammate Magnussen, Schumacher was once again cruelly denied an opportunity to score his first Formula 1 points

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F1 | Canadian GP | Schumacher denied first F1 points by engine issue: “It’s obviously very frustrating”
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The Canadian Grand Prix at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve seemed set to deliver Haas’ Mick Schumacher his debut points in Formula 1. His best ever qualifying performance on a wet Saturday afternoon saw him line up in P6 on the grid, just behind his teammate putting Schumacher in a prime position to net a very strong finish.

The young German’s opening stint was mixed, losing positions to Esteban Ocon and George Russell on the opening lap before settling into the rhythm. Unfortunately for an optimistic Schumacher, it wasn’t to be as yet another Ferrari power unit issue forced him to retire on lap 19.

“We built the cake, we just didn’t get to put the frosting on it,” Schumacher said following his retirement. “It’s quite upsetting because I think we had a good car, great pace.”

“I’m sure there would have been a good reward for our hard work this season, but we have to wait longer.”

Schumacher has struggled on Sunday’s so far in 2022, with a mix of driving errors, strategy errors from the team and now reliability issues costing him points on several occasions. Despite these issues, Schumacher has out-qualified his more experienced teammate Magnussen in Australia and Miami

The young driver remains positive however, citing the relative improvement in car performance in Canada when compared to recent races. His performance was particularly stronger than in Baku last time out where he struggled all weekend, qualifying last on Saturday and finishing the Grand Prix P14, with only Latifi finishing behind him as 5 drivers retired.

“We came from a few tough races now but it’s not the first race weekend that was good,” he said. “I felt like this was especially good because the whole package was good. We had no issues on the car, we were able to feel comfortable in every situation, we knew we had a good pace as well.

“It’s obviously very frustrating but these things happen, it’s Formula 1, everything is quite on edge. We’ve got to swallow that pill, again we have loads of positive things we can take from here. Really excited about the next one.”

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