The Goal Of F1 – Mick Schumacher On Following In His Father’s Footsteps At Spa-Francorchamps | M1TG

Check out the latest Mobil 1 The Grid feature with Mick Schumacher, during which he talks about the Schumacher family legacy at Spa, what it was like to drive Michael’s title-winning 1994 Benetton at last year’s Belgian Grand Prix, and his ultimate ambition of reaching F1.

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On the Schumacher legacy at Spa: “I have only good memories of Spa. As everybody knows, this is, let’s say, the living room of my dad. I really like and love racing here, because I know that he raced here as well. I’m always happy to be here and every year to come back here.”
On driving Michael’s title-winning Benetton: “The 1994 car was, for sure, stunning to have a lap in here. Unfortunately, it was only one. To be honest, it wasn’t that much of a difference to an F3 car. I had hoped to have a bit more, let’s say, mileage in it, but it wasn’t the case. Hopefully in the future I will be able to drive some other cars.”
On the European Formula 3 season: “The championship is, for sure, very strong. We have good drivers, who all came from karting. For me, unfortunately, the luck wasn’t on my side up to now. I’m really hoping that the rest of the season gets better, and that the luck is a bit on my side. I will fight until I’m on the top step.”
On fans and his Formula 1 goal: “To be honest, here I’m a bit more focused on what I’m doing on track, so I don’t really notice it too much. For sure, my goal was always F1, and it’s still my goal. Now we’re doing one step after the other. I’m looking forward to it.”

Monaco 250 – Daniel Ricciardo & Christian Horner Celebrate Red Bull Racing’s Landmark F1 Race | Mobil 1 The Grid

Check out the latest video from Mobil 1 The Grid. The piece features Daniel Ricciardo and Christian Horner as they look back on the achievements of the team since the first race in 2005.

 
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Streets Ahead – F1 Race Director Charlie Whiting On The Making Of The Monaco Grand Prix | Mobil 1 The Grid

Check out the latest Mobil 1 The Grid interview feature with FIA Race Director Charlie Whiting, ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix.
Charlie discusses the key processes involved in turning Monaco’s streets into a circuit and why he feels the event is of “great importance” to Formula 1.
 
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Halo Vs. AeroScreen – Max Verstappen, Daniel Ricciardo & Scott Dixon On F1 Cockpit Safety | Mobil 1 The Grid

Check out the newest video from Mobil 1 The Grid in which Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo give their thoughts on what they call an ‘ugly’ Halo design, and the reasons behind its full-scale introduction, while Scott Dixon comments on IndyCar’s Aeroscreen alternative, which has been inspired by jet fighter canopies.

Max Verstappen on the Halo: “The car is very ugly with it. I’ll keep saying that for the rest of the season, because I really don’t like it. It’s a shame really for Formula 1. It’s a bit safer, but at the end of the day, you can never make it 100% safe anyway.”

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Daniel Ricciardo on the Halo: “It’s visually not the most pretty thing, but it’s fine. I think people will just get used to it. It’s there for a reason; it’s there for those freak accidents and for head injuries. What the fans and viewers need to not get confused or get misled by is that it doesn’t change anything what we do… racing, attacking, defending, how much you’re willing to put the car on the limit – the Halo doesn’t change any of that. Is it attractive? No. But were the F1 cars in 2009 attractive when they went to the big front wings and skinny rear wings? No, they thought they were ugly as hell. But after a few races your eyes just get used to looking at them. Yeah, they’re ugly, but they’re not as ugly as they were a few months ago. If there’s a crash and a part comes flying in the air, if it is going to land in front of you, it could save a death, that’s really all it is.”

Scott Dixon on the Aeroscreen: “The Halo wasn’t something that was feasible for us [in IndyCar], mostly because of the ovals sight-line. You’re in a looking up position, so you’d be looking directly at it. I think the Aeroscreen, with the backing of PPG [Industries], with what they’ve done in the past with fighter-jets, they’d already had a good concept and a good idea of what works and what doesn’t work.”

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