Haas driver Mick Schumacher was not happy with Carlos Sainz’s driving during the first practice session ahead of this weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix.
Sainz was moving slowly going through the left of Turn Eight in Budapest on Friday while he was on a slow lap, and Schumacher was pushing on a fast lap behind him.
The pair tripped over each other as they converged on the apex, with the young German having to back out of his lap as a legacy.
“What is it with them staying on the race lines?” said the 23-year-old to his Haas team.
A few moments later, Schumacher then got in Sergio Perez’s way as they headed through Turn 13, before the Mexican tried to dive down the inside heading into Turn 14.
Schumacher, already frustrated by the Ferrari, did not budge, so Perez had to back out of his current and following run as he lost time at the final corner.
The Haas driver ended FP1 in 18th place, one position and just one tenth of a second behind team-mate Kevin Magnussen.
The two cars of the American team were running completely different versions of the VF-22’s chassis due to upgrades introduced to the Dane’s car.
Magnussen and Schumacher were then 16th and 17th respectively in the second hour as to tenths separated them, but it remains to be seen whether the 29-year-old was taking it easy on the new parts on Friday, or whether there is not a massive pace difference between the concepts.
The Haas car this weekend has been labelled the “white Ferrari,” as the sidepods in particular look very similar to the ones that have helped the Scuderia to four wins this season.