Mick Schumacher Still Hasn’t Gone To The Haas Headquarters, Says Covid To Blame

Shloke Sarkar

World Famous Racing Legend Michael Schumacher’s son Mick Schumacher, who makes his Formula One debut for US-based Haas F1 team is yet to make his first visit to the team’s base.

The reigning Formula 2 champion, who will be partnering Russia’s Nikita Mazepin for the 2021 season will make his debut in Formula 1 after having been a part of Ferrari’s Driver Academy.

The Covid-19 pandemic, however, is causing issues for the German racer, with Haas feeling the problems of the pandemic and the travel-related restrictions.

The team has been unable to fire up their new engine since Ferrari mechanics were not allowed to come to the base of the US team and facilitate the team’s needs due to the pandemic. Schumacher meanwhile is only able to train, rather than meet up with the team and practice for the season.

What Does Mick Schumacher Have To Say About This?

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“Because of the Covid situation, I can’t do very much other than train,” he stated in an interview with Sky Sport.

“My preparation is going well on the physical side and I feel ready too. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to travel to England and the team yet, which would have happened many times in a normal year. But I hope there will be a chance to get there in the next few days.”

As of now, the German is having to make do with Zoom calls, talking to engineers virtually. “It’s been in place for a few weeks and I’m very happy. I’m happy we’ve already been able to work through Zoom and that we’ll continue this work in the next few days,” he further explained.

“I haven’t had the chance to work with the team on-site yet, as I would have liked to do otherwise. Accordingly, we have to wait a few more days.”

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Mick has been at the helm of a Ferrari during a test in Fiorano, but, when asked about whether he could do Haas based simulator work through Ferrari, he told this to the interviewer.

“Even then it is difficult for us to get into Italy. But of course, it’s a lot easier than in England,” he told Sky Sports.

“Yes, there are a few tests to be done, but the simulator there is used a lot by Ferrari drivers. I basically get the remaining days. Still, any preparation I can get is good for me.”

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