Mick Schumacher qualified P19, only ahead of Lance Stroll, at Silverstone – and he says the tricky wet conditions wasn’t the only challenge he faced in trying to get out of Q1.
Schumacher looked strong in FP3 when he finished the session 9th-fastest but he told F1TV that he had a steering issue during qualifying, which is far from ideal in varying wet conditions.
“Unfortunately we had an issue in the car, it seems like something with the steering wasn’t right, which is the last thing you want especially in these changing conditions,” he said after qualifying.
“So yeah, we are still trying to analyse what went wrong, what happened and I think that’s a big reason why we didn’t manage to do the step up into Q2”
The Haas driver says he is confident for the race though, once the team have figured out exactly what the problem was.
“I’m down for any conditions arriving tomorrow whether it wet or dry, I don’t really mind, I think it’s fun in any conditions so I’m looking forward to it.”
Schumacher scored his best-ever qualifying grid position of P6 in Canada in wet conditions before retiring from the race with a power unit issue, but it seems this time the misfortune came in qualifying instead.
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