Button hopes Schumacher will shine next to Mazepin: 'Really nice kid'

16-01-2021 11:29 | Updated: 16-01-2021 14:27
by GPblog.com
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Button hopes Schumacher will shine next to Mazepin: 'Really nice kid'

The biggest changes for next season are in the Haas team. The experienced names of Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen will be replaced by two new faces. Jenson Button already knows which of the two he will be putting his money on.

“It’s great he is in Formula 1 and he seems like a really nice kid. He looks like a hard worker as well, so looking forward to seeing how he does", Button said of Mick Schumacher in an interview with planetf1.com.

An emotional moment for Schumacher

The return of Schumacher's name to the F1 grid will be an emotional moment for many people, not least young Mick himself of course, who is following in his father's footsteps. "I’m sure he would have loved to have spoken to him about that moment [signing for Haas], but sadly I don’t think that’s possible at this moment in time.”

However, there is also a danger in his debut at Haas. Team-mate Nikita Mazepin is not a bad driver but has such a lousy reputation that Schumacher is bound to win. “He’s got an interesting team-mate who has had a lot of negative press but Mick is the complete opposite to that guy I think, so I think he will shine.”

 

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