Given how flawed his start to life in Formula 1 was, it was predicted that Mazepin would rack up damage bills on the ruthless streets of Monte Carlo at the Monaco Grand Prix.
But the Russian rider had one of his cleaner weekends, despite still racing exclusively at the back of the grid with his teammate Mick Schumacher.
Overall, however, it was Mick who certainly made the most impression inside and out of the car. Another key member of the Formula 1 paddock who subscribes to this notion is Red Bull Motorsport advisor.
Not the weekend we expected, but certainly not bad at all. I’m really proud of the team and what we are able to do with what we have.
Now let’s move on to the next one. # MSC47 # HaasF1 #KeepFighting pic.twitter.com/7tm56hoMsX
– Mick Schumacher (@SchumacherMick) May 24, 2021
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“There were a few times when Mick made mistakes,” Marko told Sport Bild, as quoted by grandpx.news.
“If you look at his career, it always took him two years to achieve top performances. But in Formula 1, the learning period so far seems to have been much faster for him.
“Mick has come close to it reasonably, while Mazepin tries to do it with a crowbar.”
Mazepin, meanwhile, as critics continue to surround him, is happy with the progress he feels he’s making at Haas.
“The race was very intense,” he said after the Monaco Grand Prix.
“Since I started racing in a single-seater, I haven’t needed so much concentration because on this track, even though we’re one of the slower teams, everything goes so fast.
“There was a point where I was going through turn 14, I just felt like I hit the wall, and that’s where Charles [Leclerc] happened yesterday, I mean there was really no margin for error.
“The car was quite difficult to drive fast but we have made good progress within my internal team from Barcelona and it is a very positive image.”
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