No early Haas debut for Schumacher due to pressure

Promoting Mick Schumacher to the race cockpit this weekend in Abu Dhabi would have put “too much pressure” on the new Formula 2 champion. “He needs two or three years to develop in peace at Haas,” he said of Schumacher. However, long before he makes his 2021 debut for Haas, the pressure is rising to fever pitch for Schumacher’s future teammate Nikita Mazepin. Amid calls from fans that his Haas deal should be terminated, the American team called the video of Mazepin allegedly groping a female friend “abhorrent” – and now the FIA and Formula 1 have also weighed in with their official condemnation. When asked about that, and what Haas will do next to discipline the controversial Russian, Steiner said in Abu Dhabi: “We have made it clear that we will deal with this within the team.

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