Haas admit Schumacher must learn to overtake in F1 after Vettel clash

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Haas boss Guenther Steiner concedes overtaking is an area Mick Schumacher needs to learn in Formula 1.

The young German was on course for his first points finish at the last race in Miami but saw his race end in a collision with Sebastian Vettel when attempting a lunge into Turn 1.

Unsurprisingly, the outcome left Aston Martin boss Mike Krack unimpressed with Mick.

“He [Vettel] was in ninth place, which would have meant valuable championship points,” he told Auto Bild.

“Unfortunately, Seb then dropped out through no fault of his own when he met the over-zealous Schumacher.”

Vettel, who is a mentor to the Haas driver, was less direct in his assessment though.

“It’s obviously a shame we both made contact and both missed scoring points,” the four-time world champion said.

“We should have done better. I need to look again.”

Meanwhile, Schumacher was hopeful the incident could act as another lesson for himself from Vettel.

“I’m sure it will be good for me to understand what Seb thinks about it, but we just have to move on from here,” he commented.

“It’s nice that I can learn from him. He is so valuable to me as a friend [but] obviously we are racers.”

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Schumacher remains one of just two drivers yet to score a point in 2022, the other being Nicholas Latifi.

And Haas chief Guenther Steiner acknowledges Mick needs to find the boundaries when going wheel-to-wheel in F1.

“He has to learn to drive at the front. It’s tighter in the midfield,” he told Die Welt. “I’ve said to him the higher you go, the thinner the air gets.

“It’s new for him to use the car for an overtaking manoeuvre. Last season we only drove behind and he was too rarely able to do that.

“He wants to get better and that’s why he invests so much time.”