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Schumacher not expecting to resolve Mazepin relationship as tempers flare again

Schumacher not expecting to resolve Mazepin relationship as tempers flare again

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Schumacher not expecting to resolve Mazepin relationship as tempers flare again

Schumacher not expecting to resolve Mazepin relationship as tempers flare again

Mick Schumacher does not believe his feisty relationship with Nikita Mazepin can be smoothed over after the feuding Haas duo collided at the Dutch Grand Prix.

Tempers flared after Mazepin accused Schumacher of breaking Haas' qualifying rule of alternating which driver leads the duo during the session, although the German said he was given the green light to overtake the Russian by the team.

The bad blood then spilt over into the opening stages of the race at Zandvoort when Mazepin closed the door on the German at full throttle as the track narrowed at pit entry.

It led to Schumacher breaking his front wing and ruining his race in an attempt to avoid a nasty crash.

"The experience of the track has been okay," Schumacher told Sky Sports F1.

"Obviously, again, there was a little coming together with my team-mate for some reason which I don't understand. I think it just seems like that is the way it is.

Asked if he believed the pair could sort their problems out through talks, he added: "I don't think so.

"It seems like he has got this thing in his head where he wants to, at any cost, be in front of me. That's okay. I have nothing against it.

"But if we go to the point where we defend very aggressively against a team-mate where we have nothing to gain is maybe not the right approach."

The rookies have been fighting their own battle at the back of the grid after Haas halted the development of its car in January.

But Schumacher insisted: "It doesn't justify when you push me in the wall and basically makes me to go into the pit lane.

"That is not the right way, we will have to talk with the team about it."

What do you think?
Misterex65

Mazapin has an arrogance only champions develope, can't see him lasting too long

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