Ralf Schumacher warns his nephew: 'Mazepin also has talent'

21-03-2021 07:59 | Updated: 21-03-2021 10:33
by GPblog.com
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Ralf Schumacher warns his nephew: 'Mazepin also has talent'

Haas has chosen a new direction for next season, with two rookies. Last season Haas had two veterans at its disposal, but money problems made the American team go for the money and that is why Nikita Mazepin and Mick Schumacher will drive in the white Haas next year. The latter has extra pressure on him, especially because of his last name.

Because as the son of Michael Schumacher, the whole world will be watching the young German's performance. Mick Schumacher is the third Schumacher name in Formula 1, after Michael Schumacher and Ralf Schumacher, the younger brother of the seven-time world champion. According to Speedweek He let it be known that the current F2-champion has to watch out for his Russian teammate.

Can Mazepin beat Schumacher?

"The question is which rookie is going to get comfortable and be quickest." In that regard, Ralf Schumacher is already warning his nephew about Mazepin, who can get up to speed quickly when it matters. In Formula 2, the Russian also won a number of races, but lacked consistency.

He eventually finished fifth in the championship, but scored enough points for his super license to move to the American Haas. His father's financial support helped with that, but Schumacher explained that it wasn't just financial support that got Mazepin into F1. "Besides the support of his father, Mazepin also just has talent," Ralf makes clear.

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