The German was in the spotlight heading into the Baku weekend following his substantial crash in Monaco, which came off the back of earlier occurrences in Jeddah and Miami.
His weekend was jeopardized by a technical problem that robbed him of FP1, and afterwards he was capturing up. He certified 20th and last, some 1.1s off colleague Kevin Magnussen.
In the race he completed 14th, just ahead of Nicholas Latifi, who was handicapped by an early stop-and-go charge. He was likewise 38 seconds adrift of Yuki Tsunoda, who had a long pitstop with a back wing problem.
While urged that Schumacher had an incident-free weekend, Steiner stressedout he likewise has to discover some speed.
“It is for sure a challenging scenario at the minute for him and for the group as well,” Steiner informed Motorsport.com. “This is a efficiency sport, and what do you requirement in a efficiency sport? Performance.
“But I believe he did the right thing, duetothefactthat if he would haveactually trashed onceagain here, I indicate, that wouldn’t be great, you understand?
“I’d rather it was like this than damaging onceagain, attempting to do something which possibly isn’t there.”
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Mick Schumacher, Haas F1 Team, on the grid
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Schumacher confessed that he hadn’t had a ideal race, recommending that the lost practice time had eventually jeopardized his set-up.
“Not fantastic, my back harms a bit,” he stated after the flag. “It’s not the weekend we were kind of hoping for.
“I think that from Saturday onwards it was kind of tidy, so that’s great. But anyhow, when you get to Saturday, it’s kind of tough to judge if the set-up is right or not.
“We just had one totallyfree practice to do that and regrettably, the set-up wasn’t . So yeah, then we were stuck with it till the race.”
When Motorsport.com asked him to discuss his hasahardtime with the vehicle, he discussed: “It felt rather understeery mid-corner and oversteery on exit, so it’s not suitable. So we were utilizing the tires rather a lot. And I believe till the last stint it wasn’t excellent, however then the last stint really felt rather allright.”
After a run of 3 previous races without points Steiner was more disappointed when Magnussen retired with a Ferrari engine failure while on course for a leading 10 surface.
“It was something in the power system, the V6 or turbo,” stated Steiner. “It’s neverever excellent to have concerns. He would haveactually been 8th or ninth. Ninth was quite safe.
“Our greatest issue was we couldn’t get previous [Esteban] Ocon on the straight, otherwise, 8th was quite sure. But it didn’t takeplace – onceagain.”