Haas driver Mick Schumacher remains motivated to get his first points in Formula 1 despite being forced to retire from the Canadian Grand Prix due to a power unit issue.
On Saturday, 18 June, Schumacher had his season's best qualifying session with a P6 and during Sunday's race looked set to be on track for a top-10 finish after 18 laps, but was then forced to pull off the track and retire the car due to a power unit issue.
After Sunday's race, Schumacher admitted to media that his forced retirement in Montreal had been frustrating but good things came out of the weekend for him and the Haas team.
"It's obviously very frustrating, but these things happen. It's Formula 1," Schumacher told reporters. "We've just got to swallow that pill. But again, we have loads of positive things we can take away from here, so [I'm] just really excited about the next one."
Excited about the next 13
The pace shown during qualifying is what has excited Schumacher heading into the F1 season's 13 remaining races.
"We knew that we had the pace all along [during difficult races]," Schumacher said. "But we had some difficult races, so it's good to have a good qualifying. It's good to have a good race pace.
"We haven't brought any updates, and it's basically the same car as at the beginning of the season, and we're still doing great, so it's obviously very positive."
Schumacher said he loves racing so he's not demotivated about his struggles thus far in F1.
"No. I'm here because I love this sport," Schumacher said. "I love driving. Obviously you want to earn what you fight for, and unfortunately we didn't earn it today, but I'm sure that we will have more opportunities to come."