The spell is broken. After 31 pointless Formula 1 weekends, Mick Schumacher finally scored his first points at Silverstone. The 23-year-old was then showered with praise from all sides. A German motorsport legend could not understand the criticism of the Haas driver beforehand. He is certain: Mick’s leap to a top team is only a matter of time.
With his eighth place at Silverstone, Mick Schumacher showed his critics “where the hammer hangs”, the German motorsport legend Hans-Joachim Stuck praised the Haas driver in the “Eurosport“-Interview after his convincing performance at the British Grand Prix: “With this success he has demonstrated what he is capable of.”
Stuck cannot understand at all that the criticism of Schumacher in the run-up to the race was getting louder, and that there was even talk of a premature Formula 1 exit. “The criticism of him was completely inappropriate,” said the 71-year-old, who is convinced: “The critics will now shut up.”
Schumacher soon with a top Formula 1 team?
Stuck is so convinced of Schumacher’s qualities that he may soon see the German in one of the big teams. “When the driver carousel starts to turn at a top team, Mick Schumacher will be at the top of the list,” the former racing driver believes that sooner or later Mick’s name will also be traded at Ferrari, Mercedes or Red Bull.
“Sky” expert Timo Glock didn’t want to go that far, in his column but he also writes of a “mega-important result” for the Haas pilot. One noticed how Schumacher took a load off his shoulders, judged Glock: “The whole paddock was happy for him because it was long overdue. I think that can give him a boost.”
Glock: Mick does that extremely well!
Glock is particularly impressed by the calm that Schumacher exudes despite the increasingly loud criticism. “Standing behind the team even in unpleasant situations, which team boss Günther Steiner also brought about in part, he does that very, very well for his 23 years – outstandingly well!”
Ex-Formula 1 driver Martin Brundle was also happy for the German and said: “It was great to see Mick Schumacher score his first points while he violently attacked Max Verstappen to the finish line.”