Mick Schumacher has apologized after a misjudgment on his part meant his Haas pit crew needed to jump out of the way. He called his error “frustrating” because of the danger it posed.
Schumacher finished the Spanish Grand Prix in 18th, ahead of teammate Nikita Mazepin and Yuki Tsunoda, who retired early. On lap 23, he made a pitstop, but made a mistake while entering his box, meaning the front jackman needed to move out of the way. Everyone was ok, but it didn’t stop Schumacher from apologizing after the race.
“Unfortunately we had a big scare in the pitstop.” Schumacher said.
“Luckily, everybody’s OK but that’s definitely not what we want. After that, I was a bit frustrated that it happened to me and that I put the team in danger in that sense, so big sorry on that side.”
On his race, he said he was struggling on the C3 soft compound, but the C2 felt better.
“The first lap and I think the start was quite good; unfortunately after we knew it was going to be difficult on the C3, we were struggling a bit with the rear tires and the Williams had pitted for new C2s, so it was kind of difficult to keep them behind, and then after we just had to do our race, really, and maximize what we had.”
“After that I think the C2 [medium] definitely felt a bit better than the C3 but in general we knew that it was going to be tough, so again, lots to learn and lots to take away from here but still we have some margin to improve.”