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Schumacher waiting for 'avalanche moment' to end annoyance

Schumacher waiting for 'avalanche moment' to end annoyance

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Schumacher waiting for 'avalanche moment' to end annoyance

Schumacher waiting for 'avalanche moment' to end annoyance

Mick Schumacher is waiting for the "good moment" that starts an "avalanche" of results after leaving Imola one of just two drivers yet to register a point this season.

Williams' Nicholas Latifi is the only other driver who has failed to finish in the top 10 alongside Schumacher, whose career-best finish with Haas was 11th in Bahrain.

Although 17th in Sunday's Emilia Romagna Grand Prix was his worst result since last year's race in São Paulo, Schumacher is drawing on the experiences of his junior career to get him through the tough times.

In particular, Schumacher's European Formula 3 title-winning campaign saw him on the podium just twice in the first 14 races before winning eight of the closing 16. Asked if his lack of points so far was a 'matter of luck', Schumacher replied: "I guess so.

"I had this kind of championship in the past where the first races didn’t go to plan and then once I had a good weekend things just started rolling like an avalanche so I'm just waiting for that good moment."

Schumacher eager "to be in the points"

Although Schumacher is yet to score a point, Haas team-mate Kevin Magnussen has finished in the top 10 in three out of the four races to date to collect 15.

The Dane is currently ahead of McLaren's Daniel Ricciardo and two-time champion Fernando Alonso of Alpine in the drivers' standings.

As to whether there was a sense of gnawing frustration at the fact Magnussen has scored all of Haas' points to date while he has yet to break his duck, Schumacher said: "It’s not frustration rising.

"It’s just a matter of [it being] annoying because I want to be in the points.

"I enjoy racing and I surely enjoy racing in the points and with the top guys. We had the car to do that at Imola but unfortunately, I just didn’t get there."

Additional reporting by Ian Parkes

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