Formula 1: Mick Schumacher reacts to Bernie Ecclestone

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Formula 1After the qualifying debacle and Ecclestone’s criticism, Schumacher is vehemently defending himself

Will Mick Schumacher stay in Formula 1? The German continues to fight for the last vacant cockpit for 2023, reacting to a statement from former F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone.

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Mick Schumacher still believes in the future of Formula 1.

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The last time former F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone publicly doubted it.

The last time former F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone publicly doubted it.

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Haas team boss Günther Steiner is taking his time with his decision.  After GP São Paulo, it should be clear who will sit in the second Haas cockpit in 2023.

Haas team boss Günther Steiner is taking his time with his decision. After GP São Paulo, it should be clear who will sit in the second Haas cockpit in 2023.

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It’s about it

  • Former F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone announced that Schumacher’s career was over.

  • Now Schumi is defending Ecclestone’s statement.

  • The Haas driver remains combative.

Mick Schumacher objects to the statements of the first named Bernie Ecclestone makes Formula 1 shine. “It’s hard to forget Formula 1 because I love the sport. And that’s why I won’t do it either,” said the son of seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher before the race weekend in Brazil, adding with an eye for Ecclestone: “Everyone always has an opinion. That’s it.”

Former Formula 1 champion Bernie Ecclestone recently said he believes Mick Schumacher’s career in the premier class of motorsport will end in December. “I don’t think he’ll be there next year. People were disappointed with his performance, whether it was him or a team we don’t know. But of course it is difficult to find someone to put him in a winning car, »said the former head of Formula 1 on RTL.

Sharp criticism from Ecclestone

And then he added: “Maybe he needs to forget Formula 1 and focus on other motorsport series. His name is his biggest burden, he tries to live up to it and it causes all the trouble. Therefore: forget and win in another category, »Ecclestone advised the Germans.

The future of the 23-year-old Schumacher is still open. Only his Haas team still has a cockpit alongside Kevin Magnussen for the upcoming season. The race team has postponed the driver’s decision several times recently. That should now be taken after Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix. In addition to Schumacher, Nico Hulkenberg also has high hopes for the last available cockpit.

Schumi doesn’t have a plan B

In any case, the Haas driver decision has been dragging on for weeks. Schumacher was already on the verge of retirement at the beginning of the season after serious accidents in Jeddah and Monaco and the associated damage of millions, but recently he was able to stabilize.

However, the 23-year-old recently failed to live up to team owner Gene Haas’ claims of points, including due to the car’s performance. But on the contrary. He was a complete disappointment in qualifying for the GP of Brazil. While a teammate Kevin Magnussen secured pole position for Friday night’s sprint race, Schumacher suffered a debacle and finished last. The young German said: “It’s frustrating. But we are ready to rise to the challenge.”

Meanwhile, Schumacher confirmed he has no plan B. “I don’t need it at the moment. There is a trend, constant improvement throughout the season. I didn’t achieve all the things I wanted to achieve, but some of them,” said the 23-year-old.

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