Ralf Schumacher’s preference would have been for Mick to find a seat on the grid for the 2023 season. But he accepts that it just simply didn’t work out with Haas and moving on was better for both parties.
“Another season with a permanent cockpit would have been better, of course, because driving is still the best thing for further development,” he added. “On the other hand, with Haas he lacked the necessary support, it would have been very difficult for him.
“If a team boss doesn’t believe in a driver, you should split up. From a purely sporting point of view, Mick’s curve was clearly pointing upwards. Therefore, one does not necessarily have to understand Haas’ decision. Anyway: under these circumstances it was the optimal solution for Mick.”