Mick Schumacher says critics are too quick to voice concerns in F1

Mick Schumacher says critics should build up more facts before airing their opinions in Formula 1.

The season summer break continues but F1 will be back before the end of this month with the Belgian Grand Prix taking place next weekend.

Spa-Francorchamps is about as challenging as it gets for a driver, too, and Schumacher will be relishing getting to grips with the circuit after 2021’s race proved a literal wash-out as heavy rain curtailed the Grand Prix.

Indeed, Mick will be aiming to use the oncoming triple-header to try and build some momentum and get some good results for the second part of this campaign, as he bids to earn another contract with Haas, or another team for that matter, for 2023 as his current contract with his team is up at the end of this season.

So far, this year has been one of both highs and lows for Mick, with a few tough moments such as the crashes in Saudi Arabia and Monaco contrasting with the obvious highs of winning points at both the British and Austrian Grands Prix.

At times, he has faced criticism and scrutiny from some quarters but has never stopped believing in his ability behind the wheel, and he’s shown great character to deliver results as in Silverstone and Spielberg on the back of said criticism.

Speaking to Autosport before the summer break, then, Mick suggested that some of those negative voices might be better off establishing the full facts around a situation before airing their thoughts:

“People are kind of focused on building headlines, in a way,” he said.

Mick Schumacher driving the Haas
MONTREAL, QUEBEC – JUNE 18: Mick Schumacher of Germany driving the (47) Haas F1 VF-22 Ferrari in the wet during final practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Canada at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on June 18, 2022 in Montreal, Quebec. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

“I understand that people need to make money and they need to do some stuff. But on the other hand, also, I would appreciate if people would, you know, maybe take more time, to actually build up facts.” 

Mick also went on to say that, given his previous successes in the junior categories on the way to Formula 1, there is no reason why he shouldn’t eventually reach the top in F1.

“In each championship that I’ve competed in in junior categories, I was able to be the second or first. So I don’t see any reason why I shouldn’t be able to do that in Formula 1.” 

As mentioned, the Belgian Grand Prix kicks off the second half of the season on August 28th.

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