Ralf Schumacher slams Maspin – ‘dangerous for life’
At the Baku Grand Prix, Nikita Maspin managed to maneuver at a speed of 300 km/h that put his Haas teammate in grave danger. Mick Schumacher cursing at the pit radio. His uncle demands that the Russian be punished.
DrFormer Formula 1 driver Ralf Schumacher has criticized newcomer Nikita Maspin for maneuvering into a duel with his nephew Mick. “This twitching of Masepin during the overtaking maneuver does not work at all. We are talking about speeds of more than 300 kilometers per hour. “Something like that is life-threatening,” the Sky expert wrote in his column on Monday: “When you ride bicycle to bicycle, you can also Fly fast. You can imagine what happens when he flies 750 kilos.”
Russia’s Maspin, who has been repeatedly criticized by other competitors for his driving style, shocked his Haas teammate Mick Schumacher with a maneuver at Sunday’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix in Baku on home soil.
“What the hell is this? Honest? Seriously? Does he want to kill us?” Mick Schumacher cursed at pit radio at his team’s direction. The 22-year-old also pointed his hand in the direction of Maspin, who did not seem to want to let his stable opponent pass. However, Schumacher crossed the finish line in 13th, just ahead of Maspin.
‘Dangerous and unacceptable’
“In my opinion, Masepin deserves an urgent punishment. He winced, but you have to imagine what happens in the car,” wrote Ralf Schumacher.
Maspin is basically a “great young man.” When you talk to him, he’s very polite, the brother of record world champion Michael Schumacher wrote: “But in the race, it starts to roll, where it’s often in the way, so he has some catching up to do. I find this dangerous and unacceptable. For me this is a clear punishment.”