Toto Wolff, the head of the Mercedes team, made a caustic remark regarding Guenther Steiner’s leadership style.
For many years, Steiner has been recognized for his blunt and direct speaking style. When Wolff was questioned about the criticism Steiner had of drivers, he said that Steiner talks quickly and bluntly. He said to Sky Germany:
“Guenther will always communicate in his distinctive way; that is his managerial style. He is from the highlands, where it is harder to think clearly because of the thinner air.”
Following the team’s choice to break company with Mick Schumacher after the season, Guenther Steiner became the target of German media and others. Steiner also mentioned how Schumacher had negatively impacted the team in general terms.
Despite how impolite this may have seemed, the head of the Mercedes team said that he is still “true to his style.”
“But he stays faithful to his personality and approach. I’ve also observed that he can make things work in his own manner. We’re all different, yet success may be found on many different pathways.”
Schumacher now has the opportunity to fill the third driver position for Mercedes. Wolff has recently praised the 23-year-old, but he claims they haven’t yet had a conversation about a potential role. Daniel Ricciardo was originally their top choice for the reserve driver position, but it is now “highly likely” that he will stay with Red Bull.
Mick Schumacher’s window at Mercedes is open
Even though Schumacher won’t be racing in the following season, Mercedes still has a chance to save him. He might be able to secure a spot on the team as a test driver or reserve, which would be extremely beneficial for his professional development. Many think the young German didn’t have the opportunity to demonstrate his abilities with Haas, but if he gets a chance with Mercedes, this may be his time.
Mick Schumacher is certain that he will make a driving comeback. He declared that he was certain that the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix wouldn’t be his final competition in Formula 1. Toto Wolff previously stated that the squad can “take care of him” if the need arises while speaking about him. He stated:
“He ought to be driving on the grid, not as a test driver. Maybe there is a phase in between when we have a part to play.”
The prodigal son of Michael Schumacher may make a career-changing decision by securing a place with the Silver Arrows. It will also demonstrate his genuine level of rivalry with other racing drivers.