Mick Schumacher, a crash and his first points in Formula 1 soaring


Scoring the first points of his Formula 1 career is always a great moment for a driver. At the Miami Grand Prix, Mick Schumacher held his first top 10. Starting 15th on the grid, the German had managed to catch up and 4 laps from the finish at the Miami International Autodrome, he was in 9th rank ahead of Esteban Ocon’s Alpine. Too busy with his duel with the Frenchman in the 3rd sector, Sebastian Vettel took advantage of it and overtook the two drivers.

With his mentor in front of him, no one expected Mick Schumacher to attempt a daring maneuver at the next corner to try and regain his place. However, with the help of the DRS, he delayed his braking and tried to take the inside at the 1st corner. When Sebastian Vettel sees his compatriot swoop down on him, it’s too late, contact is inevitable.  » I didn’t expect it, let’s put it like that, analyzes the Aston Martin driver after the race. Obviously, it’s a shame that we had contact and that we are both out of the race, out of the points. »

The author of the maneuver at the 1st corner, who finished his race outside the points in 15th place, did not wish to comment on his responsibility for the incident at a press conference.  » Obviously, it’s hard to tell and judge from inside the car. So, I have to wait and see how it looks from the outside. But I’m sure it will also be good for me to see what Seb thinks about it. “This collision did not put a damper on the relationship between Mick Schumacher and his fellow German, whom he still sees as his mentor in Formula 1. It’s good that I can learn from him, he’s so precious to me as a friend, so yeah, we’ll see. »

For the first Miami Grand Prix in history, the balance sheet of the two Germans is not up to the potential displayed in the race. Qualified in 13th position, Sebastian Vettel was forced to start from the pit lane behind Lance Stroll due to a fuel temperature problem on his Aston Martin.

With 12 places won in the race, he may have regrets.  » I think it could have been better. I had a little trouble at the start, it was very difficult to overtake and easy to get stuck. So I need to review some key moments from the race where I think I could have done better. “After missing the first two Grand Prix of the season because of the Covid-19, Sebastian Vettel ends once again with a retirement after Australia, at the beginning of April. Mick Schumacher will have to wait a little longer before unlocking his points counter after nearly a season and a half in Formula 1 with Haas.

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