On the occasion of the last qualifications Turkish Grand Prix, Mick Schumacher won the best placement on the starting grid in his first year in Formula 1, finishing 14th: among other things, the excellent timing of the German allowed the US team to land, for the second time in this complex season of his, in Q2. A result not honored then in the race, also thanks to the contact made with Fernando Alonso, who sent Michael’s son of art into a spin, condemning him to the underworld of the standings, with an attached post-race apology by the Alpine Spaniard.
Regardless of what happened on Sunday – with Schumacher also accepting the Spaniard’s apology – the team principal Gunther Steiner commented on the excellent performance of his driver during qualifying in Istanbul, expressing himself in the microphone of gpfans.com: “Judging the performance of the last weekend – commented the manager of Bolzano – Overall, Mick was unlucky, also because he gave the impression that he was adapting well to the circuit and to the adverse conditions of the track itself. In any case, has shown all its great potential. Not only in this circumstance, but also throughout the year. I am satisfied with what he has managed to do, and I hope that there will be other opportunities to be able to highlight his talent ”.
In addition to the convincing performance in qualifying, the number 47 also surprised at the end of the third free practice session, with a 13th place finish that surprised the competition on the particular feeling between the Istanbul track and the characteristics of the Haas, which did not it had never before managed to get out of the rear. With regard to this aspect, Steiner himself explained the reasons for this specific positive feedback on this route rather than on others: “You can always learn new lessons – he added – and we will try to understand why we were faster here than elsewhere. In any case, it will be really difficult to do well in the final part of the championship, given that we do not intend to invest much six races from the end of the championship. Certainly we would like to understand the reason for this exploit: if we find it it will be much better, otherwise it will remain a mystery ”.