Mick Schumacher gets a big hug from mum Corinna after mastering the wet like his dad
Mick Schumacher received a big hug from his mother Corinna after mastering the wet in Canada, just like his father.
The son of seven-time Formula 1 world champion Michael Schumacher took sixth place on the starting grid for Sunday’s Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal. He and his Haas teammate Kevin Magnussen both put up impressive finishes in qualifying, despite the stormy weather conditions on Saturday.
After completing the qualifying session, Schumacher was seen greeting his mother on the track, giving her a huge hug as the pair smiled, before fleeing to the Haas team tent at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.
Stormy weather had wreaked havoc on the competitors during qualifying, with the entire session taking place with water on the track. As a result, the riders used wet and intermediate tires to complete their laps.
Despite the weather, Schumacher clinched his best qualifying position of the season so far, having struggled so far in 2022. The 23-year-old German remains without a single point in F1 since his debut at the start of Last year.
He is currently 19th in the Drivers’ Championship, with his best result of the season in the opening race in Bahrain when he finished 11th overall.
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Ahead of next season, Schumacher’s place on the F1 grid is under threat, with former driver Christian Danner even warning him he is “unattractive” to other teams.
Danner’s comments came after Schumacher was involved in a number of costly crashes this season, with his crashes in Saudi Arabia and Monaco costing a total of £1.64m.
He will start the Canadian Grand Prix sixth, however, one place behind teammate Magnussen, who is currently 12th in the Drivers’ Championship with 15 points after eight races.
After replacing Nikita Mazepin before the start of the season, the Danish driver collected two ninth places as well as a fifth in the season opener in Bahrain.
Max Verstappen will start on pole in Montreal after qualifying first ahead of Spanish duo Fernando Alonso and Carlos Sainz.