Team Talk - Sunday at Circuit Paul Ricard

Haas F1 Team

Mick Schumacher (GER) Haas F1 Team. 24.07.2022. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 12, French Grand Prix, Paul Ricard, France, Race
Kevin Magnussen
"We gave it our best and I tried very hard today, made some good moves, but at the end of the day, the degradation on the tyres was high. The car was great at the beginning of the stints and our pace was fantastic as we saw yesterday in qualifying as well. For some reason we had a lot of degradation and that's why we couldn't really fight today."

Mick Schumacher
"We had a difficult start on the medium tyre, it didn't really work as well as we imagined. We knew it was going to be tough, so we came in early but unfortunately there was a safety car, which meant for a lot of people it was a free stop essentially. With a pitlane like we have here, the difference is quite big, so we were quite far behind and then we had contact with Zhou. Overall, it was quite tough but we learned some things and hopefully we have a better weekend in Budapest."

Guenther Steiner, team principal
"It was all going to plan until the safety car came out and it all went downhill from there. The strategy team did a fantastic job to predict what the tyres would do because they did exactly what was predicted. The safety car came out and we had to go and change the tyre too early because we were on a two-stop and all the other cars on a one-stop got a free stop, so what can you do. The car once again showed that it's fast, we just need to regroup and hope that we don't get unlucky – I don't even ask for luck!"