The Haas driver spun off exiting Flip four on the security automobile restart early into the Bahrain Grand Prix, moments after fellow rookie and team-mate Nikita Mazepin suffered an identical spin on the opening lap at Flip three which ended the Russian’s race.
The spin dropped the 2020 Method 2 champion off the again of the pack however he recovered to supply a largely trouble-free race to complete in 16th place, the final of the runners after retirements for Mazepin, Fernando Alonso, Nicholas Latifi and Pierre Gasly.
Reflecting on his early off after the race, Schumacher was downbeat about his spin however was adamant he’ll be taught from his mistake in his rookie marketing campaign in F1.
“I made a mistake in Flip four after the security automobile restart. As soon as the tyres aren’t within the window, the grip was very low, and that’s simply one thing I’ve to know higher, that’s one thing I’ve to be taught,” Schumacher mentioned after the race.
“I clearly made a mistake now and that’s one thing I’ll hold with me for a really very long time and I’ll attempt to perceive why after which will transfer on from there and be taught from it.”
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Regardless of his disappointment at his spin, Schumacher took consolation from attaining a “lifelong dream” in reaching F1 and following within the footsteps of his father Michael.
“I feel basically I ought to say I’m joyful. Clearly it’s been a lifelong dream to be right here,” he mentioned.
“I’m a bit gutted in regards to the mistake clearly in Flip four on the restart. I simply received a snap and it occurred so shortly that the automobile was straightaway away after which I spun. Nonetheless, I imply 16th clearly sounds higher than it’s, clearly we have been the final automobile, however however I feel we did the whole lot we must always.
“We went by way of all of the issues we needed to attempt to I really feel positively extra understanding for the automobile, which clearly I can carry by way of to the following weekend.”
Whereas Mazepin failed to complete, Schumacher was crushed by fellow F1 rookie Yuki Tsunoda who pulled off a formidable final-lap overtake on Aston Martin’s Lance Stroll to seize ninth place for AlphaTauri.