Mick Schumacher will not receive any upgrades to his VF-22 for Hungary and this was recently confirmed by Haas team principal Guenther Steiner.
The upgrades will only be made available for Kevin Magnussen’s car next weekend and Mick has been asked to wait a little longer to get the upgrades for his car.
The budget cap that F1 put in place ahead of the 2022 season has leveled the playing field somewhat, but it’s still difficult for smaller teams like Haas to compete with the big boys.
The 2022 F1 season is 12 rounds behind and Haas was the only team yet to make any upgrades to their car. But to everyone’s surprise, the team was not only able to compete with the midfield, but also scored points every now and then.
After 12 laps, the American team had 34 points on the board, overtaking Red Bull’s sister team AlphaTauri.
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Mick Schumacher asked to wait longer to get upgrades for his car
The upgrade coming to Hungary has been planned for a while but has been delayed for one reason or another. Haas has most of their time in the wind tunnel because they bottomed last season and are wary of bringing upgrades that might prove useless.
Kevin Magnussen gets the upgrade for his car and team boss Günther Steiner, while unveiling the news, said ” The driver who is higher in the championship gets the update first.”
The team’s ploy makes sense as Kevin Magnussen has been the more consistent rider and currently has 22 points to his name, while youngster Mick Schumacher has only made progress in the last few races and sits on 12 points.
Furthermore, Steiner has pointed out that the team doesn’t have the resources to get the upgrades for either car at the moment, but has assured Mick Schumacher that he will get upgrades soon too.
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