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Mick Schumacher ‘loser’ in Alonso’s Aston Martin deal?

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Mick Schumacher plugs his ears. Imola April 2022 Credits: PA Images

Mick Schumacher is “a loser” in last week’s double move on the Formula 1 driver market, according to Auto Motor und Sport.

Last Thursday Sebastian Vettel announced that this season would be his last in Formula 1, with the German citing a desire to spend more time with his family as the reason for leaving.

Immediately there was speculation as to who would take his seat, with the four-time world champion naming Schumacher in front of team owner Lawrence Stroll.

He also aired his pick on F1’s media.

He said, ‘I have my own opinion. “I think about Mick a lot. I’m not entirely objective because I’m very close to him. But I think he’s a great driver and a learner.

“He keeps on learning when others stop or stop making progress. He has qualities but he is still too young, he doesn’t have much experience. ,

But while Vettel was in talks with Schumacher, Aston Martin was already in talks with Fernando Alonso and announced early on Monday that the Spaniard would replace Vettel next season, who has signed a multi-year deal. .

Auto Motor und Sport is concerned about what will happen next for Schumacher.

“A loser of the Alonso deal is called Mick Schumacher,” wrote Toby Gruner.

“The Germans already expected the cockpit in the Aston Martin. Vettel himself brought his friend into the role as a suitable successor.

“If Haas does not want to continue with Ferrari Junior at the end of the season, then there are not many options left for Schumi.”

Schumacher is not in line to take Alonso’s Alpine seat, while reserve driver Oscar Piastri is expected to pass.

Ed Straw in The Race is also concerned about what Schumacher holds next for the coming 2023, be it either Haas or Bust.

“Schumacher’s only realistic way out of Haas is closed,” he said. “And that may be okay, because he is doing well there and the team has no ready substitute.

“But it hasn’t been a perfectly harmonious season and there were rumors that Schumacher was keen to pull out. Now there is no clear way to do that for 2023.”

Schumacher should be grateful that Alonso signed

Mick Schumacher shouldn’t feel hard facing a third season with Haas, in fact missing him on the Aston Martin drive as a blessing.

Yes, there are questions about whether Haas wants to continue with the German, as he has scored just twice in 34 starts.

But breaking his duck at Silverstone, making it back-to-back points in Austria, it was Zhou Guanyue who cost him a potential third top-ten in France, while Haas’ strategists only found themselves a point-less Hungarian GP. convicted for. ,

Schumacher has now shown himself to be a points-scorer, someone who can fight for a top-ten performance even when against Max Verstappen or Lewis Hamilton.

This bodes well for his future and, given his connection to Ferrari, it seems unlikely – almost unfathomable – that Haas will be the one to end that relationship as he needs a Ferrari-backed driver for seat number two. Magnussen, seat number one is going to Kevin.

The Dane is proving to be the perfect team-mate for Schumacher. Not only is he ready to guide him, he is an elbow-out sprinter which is an aspect that is still missing in Schumacher’s skill set.

Had he moved to Aston Martin with Lance Stroll, who is by no means the number one driver, it would have deserved to lead the inexperienced. And it would have exploded quickly. One of them would have been without a job, and no, it wouldn’t have been a walk.

Between them Aston Martin would have become a team chasing its tail as much as it has been doing under Vettel. The team needs guidance from an experienced racer like Alonso, and Schumacher needs consistency to move forward.

It’s over 2024 that they should be worried about…

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