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Mick Schumacher

Schumacher gutted as Vettel clash ruins 'best race' of 2022

Mick Schumacher had been fighting for points at the Miami Grand Prix before he collided with Sebastian Vettel, in what turned out to be a race-changing incident.

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Mick Schumacher says his crash with Sebastian Vettel at the Miami Grand Prix ruined his "best race of the year so far", as he plummeted from inside the points-scoring positions to the back of the grid.

The Haas driver was on course to end his wait for World Championship points in 2022 when he crashed with his friend, mentor and fellow German, Sebastian Vettel.

The incident resulted in a stewards' investigation, at the end of which it was determined that neither driver was wholly to blame for the incident.

"It's obviously a shame. I think we had our best race so far this year," Schumacher told media, including RacingNews365.com.

"It was an unfortunate event, especially for Seb. I can't really say much because I haven't seen it from the outside – it's so different from inside the car.

"I'm sure we will talk about it."

Haas had pace for points, admits frustrated Schumacher

Despite both Haas cars finishing outside of the points, Schumacher is adamant that the VF-22 held pace worthy of a finish inside the top 10.

He was fighting with Esteban Ocon for ninth at the time of the incident, with the crash potentially costing him four points given Fernando Alonso's post-race double penalty.

"It's part of a story, it all happened from earlier with Esteban," continued Schumacher.

"It's so nice that I can learn from him (Vettel), because he is so valuable to me as a friend.

"But the pace was there. Keeping Esteban in an Alpine behind on C4 [tyres] definitely showed that we have that great pace, and we were able to stay with the guys ahead, especially with Fernando."

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