Over the past few weeks Mick Schumacher he had become the protagonist of a curious story concerning the seat of his cockpit inside the Haas VF-21. The young German driver, in fact, even talking to his friend and mentor Sebastian Vettel, had realized that he did not occupy a perfect driving position inside his car and had hypothesized that the responsibility could lie with the seat, not perfectly symmetrical. The same mother of Mick, Corinna, who had spoken with the team principal, had also intervened on the matter Gunther Steiner to try to find a solution to the problem.
Haas: Corinna’s intervention for Schumacher’s crooked seat
During an interview with the site Autosport.com however, it was Schumacher himself who revealed how the problem was actually solved. The inconvenience did not come from the seat, but from the German driver himself. “The seat is symmetrical, I am not. It just took me, well, enough time to find outJoked the reigning Formula 2 champion. A rather peculiar situation, which explains why the former Prema driver was not perfectly comfortable in the car. However, Schumacher himself has always honestly admitted that this detail has a rather marginal effect on his driving style.
Schumacher: “Vettel made me understand that I drive wrong”
“Now I think what we have to do is make a crooked seat, so that I am central to the machine “ Schumacher pointed out. He also entered into the story, with the usual irony Gunther Steiner: “I actually talked to Mick about it when we were at the factory on Tuesday – said the manager from Bolzano – and we had a little laugh about it, because such a big thing came out of this crooked seat thing. He will definitely be ready for Hungary. If we do it on Monday, it will be ready for Hungary. But whether it’s wrong or not, I don’t know yet “ he commented.