(GMM) Haas is a good first team for likely 2021 rookie Mick Schumacher.
That is the view of Bernd Maylander, who is Formula 1’s long-time safety car driver.
Speaking to Sport1, he was commenting on what is now regarded as an open secret – that Ferrari will place Michael Schumacher’s son at Ferrari-powered customer Haas next year.
“Haas is a good training place for him,” the 49-year-old German said.
“Personally, I might have preferred Alfa Romeo a little more because they are closer to Ferrari. But it’s a good start anyway.
“Gunther Steiner is a great person and together they can build something,” Maylander added.
So while Maylander is predicting a Formula 2 title win for 21-year-old Schumacher before his F1 debut, he also commented on the recent decline of Germany’s quadruple world champion, Sebastian Vettel.
“Every driver needs confidence in his car, because performance is a mix of equipment, team and of course driver,” he said.
“But I think things went pretty well in the race for him at Imola,” Maylander added. “The bottom line is that it may be the start of a positive trend for the remaining races.”