Mick Schumacher is now reassured after accusing his Haas teammate of a potentially fatal drag on the checkered flag from the recent Baku race.
Mick Schumacher is now reassured after accusing his Haas teammate to a potentially fatal draw by the checkered flag from the recent Baku race.
After the controversial Nikita mazepin jumped to the right at top speed just as Sister Haas passed him in the last lap, Schumacher exclaimed on the radio: “Will he kill us?”
F1 race director Michael Masi claims he did not see the incident at the time, but has promised to investigate it and potentially speak to Mazepin and Haas.
Some media reports suggested that a retroactive punishment – even a racial ban – could be possible.
“I do not know what he will say,” Haas’ team manager said Gunther Steiner, when asked about Masi’s investigation into the incident.
“But he just wants to say the same thing I say. If you talk to them both, they will clarify how this happened,” he told RTL.
“That’s it. There can be no punishment in hindsight. He just wants to explain the consequences to both of them and listen to what the boys have to say.
“I’ve talked to both of them anyway, because if something goes wrong like that, something goes wrong. We settled everything.”
As for Schumacher’s outburst, Steiner said that emotional reactions are only natural after a 300 km / h incident.
“But he listened to what Nikita had to say and he respected it. I think he can cross it off now,” the Haas boss said.
“Before Nikita saw the video, he saw the situation differently. But that was a misjudgment, and that’s it.
“Once you understand such things, let them go. At some point, say ‘We talked about it, the air is cleared, let’s go on’.
“We have to remember that Mick has emotions too, and it’s in moments like this that they come out.
“But he (Schumacher) is always very professional, very clean, very adult for a 22-year-old. In the end, I think it was not too dangerous, it’s just the feeling involved because of the high speed,” Steiner said. .