Haas driver Mick Schumacher has been told he's "not attractive" to other F1 teams following a number of costly crashes.
The German has shown promise since making his debut last year but has also landed his team huge repair bills. His two crashes in Saudi Arabia and Monaco so far in 2022 have cost them around $2million (£1.64m) alone.
His unreliability has left his position on the grid for next season in doubt, with his contract yet to be extended. And former F1 driver Christian Danner has warned him that he'll struggle for new offers if he doesn't up his game.
"Mick is a good driver," Danner told Sport1. "But if you regularly wreck your car and are a second slower than your teammate, you're not very attractive to the teams.
"But I think all the sides need to calm down now, including those on Mick's side who keep criticising Haas and Steiner publicly."
Haas team boss Guenther Steiner was slammed by Mick's uncle Ralf for publicly calling the young star out for his mistakes. Steiner had labelled the performances “not very satisfactory”.
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Danner feels the dressing down was warranted, though, saying: "It was high time for that. The boss is allowed to say 'now stop crashing'. Because it keeps happening."
He added that he believes he would have been "fired immediately" if he had crashed so often during his F1 career between 1985 and 1989. Schumacher finished 14th at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix at the weekend.
"There is also the fact that Mick was unsettled by the crashes," Danner continued. "Then the team tells him that he can't break anything anymore. But you can only drive fast in Baku if you're allowed to freely accelerate. That unsettled him."
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