Mick Schumacher stresses Haas again after Suzuka crash

Mick Schumacher stresses Haas again after Suzuka crash

The incident involving Mick Schumacher during the opening practice in Japan has once again caused some tension in the Haas garage.

At the conclusion of FP1, the German lost control and crashed nose-first into a barrier at Dunlop. The session was interrupted by rain, which also led to a brief break. Later, Haas formally declared that Schumacher will not be driving in FP2 marking the third time this season that his chassis needs to be changed.

Mick Schumacher’s chassis was damaged in Saudi Arabia and Monaco as a result of serious crashes. It made Haas cautious about the financial costs the German has incurred for the team. In reality, Schumacher’s team didn’t get any modifications when they travelled to Hungary because of how much money he pushed the team to spend.

The German will be back on track for FP3 tomorrow, according to Haas Team Principal Guenther Steiner. The future of Schumacher in Formula 1 is now a subject of much speculation as some question whether he’ll even have a seat next year after a string of bad luck and an absence of information about his future.

Unlike his teammate, Kevin Magnussen has already reserved his seat for 2023. However, drivers like Daniel Ricciardo and even Antonio Giovinazzi have been linked to the Haas seat. Guenther Steiner stated in September that they are unsure of whether “Mick will stay or not.”

Mick Schumacher’s crash during FP1 has left the Haas team principal angry and dissatisfied. The team has been spending a lot of money on fixing the German’s car rather than upgrading it since they are under pressure to stay under the budget cap limits.

Guenther claimed on F1 TV that the race start the team just completed to gather data for Sunday was disappointing. And then, on the approach from the starting line of the race, Mick lost control of the vehicle, aquaplaned, smashed into the barrier, and significantly damaged the vehicle.

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