Mick Schumacher scored his first points in F1 for the British Grand Prix, and it was an emotional day for the team and the Schumacher family who last celebrated a top ten finish in 2012 at the Brazil Grand Prix with legendary father Michael Schumacher.
The 2020 F2 champion climbed up the grid from P19 to P8 and believed that they had the pace to deliver solid points.
“We’re really happy. Coming back from P19, I said we have the speed to go forwards and we definitely showed it today. It’s great for the team, a double-finish in the points, so that’s obviously very helpful in the constructors. For me, I’m happy now to focus on what’s really important and that’s the racing and the driving,” Schumacher said after the race.
While Schumacher expressed happiness after achieving his first top ten finish in F1, the Haas driver urged the FIA to investigate the last-lap battle he had with Max Verstappen.
“Yeah, so definitely something to have a look at because he pushed me off twice there. So maybe there will still be some more points in it.
However, Verstappen perceived the fight with Schumacher at the end of the race differently.
“Yeah, it was a good, hard, fair battle. I think I knew of course Mick was going to give it all to go for seventh but it was alright like it was a bit of a struggle for me to hang in there. But luckily it worked out.”
“And it was fun. I mean, I of course, I wasn't enjoying where I was, but you can also appreciate the fight you're having with someone else right. And I think it was actually pretty good.
“Well, I said to him, l completely knew you're fighting for the points and he said I know but I really wanted seventh. I said, I know you did. I know. I saw that. It was good.”