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Steiner: Dealing with a Schumacher is not easy

Steiner: "Dealing with a Schumacher is not easy"

12 March - 08:03 Last update: 09:19


Mick Schumacher, the son of legendary F1 driver Michael Schumacher, has been let go by Haas F1 in 2023. The German driver is now Mercedes' reserve driver. His former team boss Guenther Steiner says it was not always easy to deal with 'a' Schumacher.

Steiner is known for not mincing his words and the team boss explained in an interview with Inews.com in great detail what the relationship with former Haas driver Schumacher was like. Again, Steiner leaves no room for discussion. Haas wanted to choose an experienced driver to take the team forward and Nico Hülkenberg got the seat.

Steiner was not going to pull a dead horse

Steiner: "I just sat down with him [Schumacher] and explained that we needed to bring the team forward with an experienced driver. It is part of the job. It is not a nice thing to do. I don’t enjoy it but you just have to be professional about it." The team boss admits it was not easy to handle things like this with a name like Schumacher.

"Dealing with a Schumacher is not easy, as you can imagine. He was grown up about it. He wasn’t happy. I would say he saw the writing on the wall. He is a clever kid. He had two years. We didn’t get where we wanted to and I had to make some changes. You cannot beat up a dead horse."