Schumacher wins twice on debut
Mick Schumacher, the 17-year-old son of stricken Formula 1 legend Michael, won two races on his Italian Formula 4 debut at Misano on Saturday. The first of his pair of victories came from second on the grid, while he overcame torrential rain to win again in the following round.
Mick will head to his native Germany next weekend to race in the German F4 tournament at Oschersleben.
He finished 10th overall in the Germany championship last season.
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Renault race pace not so far from Williams
Frederic Vasseur believes the Renault Sport F1 Team is not so far from Williams in terms of race pace and that the squad should be able to score points in China, providing they have a completely mistake-free weekend.
“Honestly, I can say I am impressed [with what I have seen so far]. The push and drive from the team is strong,” Vasseur said.
“That is not to say there are not improvements to be made. As everyone is learning, I am a stern taskmaster and there are many elements and details we’ll address. The key to success in motor racing is not just one aspect, it’s focusing on every detail. By making many small improvements we will work forwards.”
“We are generally where we expected to be, but equally some way short of where we all want to be,” he added.
“We know it’s a long term project, but that doesn’t mean we will sit back. I want everyone fighting as hard for the position in front whether it’s P10 or P1. That’s how we’ll regain the success we want.
“In terms of race pace there are positive signs; we’re not so far from Williams and we’re not so far from finishing with points.”
“We have finished both races so far as the first car outside of the points so inside the points is where we need to be.
“For this we don’t only need to add performance to the car, we need to ensure our weekends are mistake-free in every aspect.”
Hamilton: “I haven’t got to be a triple world champion just through luck”
“Everyone has their own way of working, but I’m certainly not taking it easy at the track or driving the car,”
“I haven’t got to be a triple world champion just through luck. There’s a reason I can [have] that number of race wins. I prepare at home before in my room, or on the flight.
“Do I enjoy my life? Absolutely. You can call it as you want. All people are different. It’s good when a character is unique.
“There are still far too many people who think that they have to adapt to be accepted.
“The more people who break out of this bubble and find themselves, the better.”
Grosjean: Career suicide claims proven wrong
With back-to-back points finishes, Romain Grosjean says those who thought he was committing “career suicide” by moving to Haas have been proven wrong.
Grosjean made an incredible start to Haas’ debut campaign, racing from 19th on the grid to sixth at the chequered flag in Melbourne.
Two weeks later he showed that it was not a fluke result.
The Frenchman qualified P9 in Bahrain and under the lights on Sunday finished an impressive fifth, vindicating his decision to leave Lotus for newcomers Haas.
“Some people said it was career suicide. I think they were wrong. Sorry guys,” he told Reuters.
“I made that choice because I believed in the project and I’ve seen enough to think that after a few years in Formula One it could be good.”
He added: “I said in winter testing we could score points early in the season.
“I was thinking that we would be fighting between 10th and 14th. Scoring so many points at the beginning, I don’t think anyone was expecting that.”
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