Guenther Steiner believes that different conditions help his rookie drivers Mick Schumacher and Nikita Mazepin adapt to Formula 1.
Both Mick Schumacher and Nikita Mazepin have had only two races in their F1 careers, but they were significantly different from each other. First, they drove under the lights in Bahrain at high temperatures. Three weeks later, they went to Imola, where the weather was much cooler and they had to drive an F1 car on a damp track for the first time. Haas’ team principal Guenther Steiner thinks that this is very useful for the drivers in order to get used to the sport.
“We got the rain and had to deal with it and learn from it. The drivers are drinking from a water hose at the moment, every Grand Prix is bringing something new up,” Steiner said.
“For learning it’s ideal, just learning things like the processes and how to behave in these situations. Once you’ve done these things once, the second time, for sure, it brings a lot less stress I would say,” he added.
“Do you want it all at the beginning? Maybe not, but if it comes, you take the experience. I think it’s a good thing all these new experiences,” Steiner said in the conclusion.
Mick Schumacher and Nikita Mazepin are heading for their third F1 race weekend this week – the Portuguese GP.