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Mick Schumacher

Schumacher learning on the job: Like driving on ice

The Emilia Romagna Grand Prix was a tricky experience for Mick Schumacher as he crashed into the wall while trying to get his tyres up to temperature behind the safety car.

Schumacher Imola
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Mick Schumacher experienced his first wet weather Formula 1 race at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, with the German learning first hand how difficult it is to find grip on cold Pirelli tyres.

The damp and tricky conditions at Imola caught out a driver or two - Lewis Hamilton, Sergio Perez, Carlos Sainz and Kimi Raikkonen just to name a few. Schumacher couldn't avoid an off-track excursion either, crashing into the wall and losing his front wing while trying to get his tyres up to temperature behind the safety car.

"It's very hard for people to understand how it affects the grip," Schumacher told RacingNews365.com and other members of the media about the drop in temperature. "It's not like in the road car where you can drive in the wet or the dry.

"It's like you are driving in hot conditions and suddenly you are driving on ice. There's no grip at all whatsoever so it's very tough. It's something that I have to learn but the team is fully behind my back and giving me all the information I need to learn those things.

"But in the end it's something you have to feel."

F1 2021 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix RN365 News dossier


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