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Schumacher anticipates Haas engine change

Schumacher anticipates Haas engine change

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Schumacher anticipates Haas engine change

Schumacher anticipates Haas engine change

Mick Schumacher has revealed he expects his team to have to replace the power unit on his Haas car after he experienced oil pressure issues in practice for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

German driver Schumacher, who ran well on his last visit to Baku in Formula Two, only managed 12 laps in Friday's practice two before reporting oil pressure problems via team radio.

He explained: “At the moment it looks like something with oil, I am not 100 per cent sure what. The fact is we probably have to change engines back to the first PU, so we’ll find out and hopefully everything will be fine for tomorrow.

“Unfortunately we didn’t get all the laps in we wanted, a few issues and then I still got to do one flying lap on the C5 and then one or two laps on high fuel, so in general still we have stuff to learn.”

Schumacher "comfortable" despite Baku problems

Schumacher felt the track was slippery in the morning session but improved through the day and is hoping to “put the positives together” to challenge the Williams cars in Saturday’s qualifying session.

“I felt quite comfortable to begin with on track," said Schumacher. "It’s one of the tracks I felt quick and comfortable [at] two years ago and it’s the same for me now.

“Obviously, [we were] trying to figure out the corners one by one, gain the feelings for each one of them and improve the ones we have to. For now everything is going quite well and now it’s about preparing for quail.”

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