Ecclestone: Father Michael would become Mick Schumacher "help a lot"

In the whirl of Mick Schumacher’s future with the Haas team, former Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone regrets the absence of father Michael at the driver’s side.

Haas driver Mick Schumacher is under pressure.

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After a few accidents in the first races of the season, Haas team boss Günther Steiner publicly counted the 23-year-old. “If Michael were here, he would show Günther where to go. That would help a lot,” said Ecclestone in an interview with RTL / ntv. Record world champion Michael Schumacher closely accompanied his son Mick on his first steps as a racing driver.

“I would give up everything just for that”

Mick Schumacher publicly regretted the fact that his father can no longer be there as an advisor since his tragic skiing accident. There was so much to talk about, Mick Schumacher said in a Netflix documentary. “I would give up everything just for that,” he said.

Michael Schumacher had a serious accident while skiing in the French Alps in 2013. He is still recovering from the severe craniocerebral trauma he suffered when he fell on a rock, isolated from the public with his family. Details about the state of health of the 53-year-old are not known.

Mick Schumacher is still waiting for his first championship points in his second Formula 1 season. He is currently in a difficult situation, judged Ecclestone. “If he upsets the team and they kick him out, then the question is, is there another team willing to take him in? So he’s suffering a bit and hoping someone will give him a chance,” said the 91-year-old.

Ecclestone believes that team boss Steiner’s criticism of Schumacher is wrong. “He needs someone to help him and not criticize him too much,” said the longtime Formula 1 CEO.

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