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Steiner reveals Schumacher's mum alerted him to crooked seat issue

Steiner reveals Schumacher's mum alerted him to crooked seat issue

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Steiner reveals Schumacher's mum alerted him to crooked seat issue

Steiner reveals Schumacher's mum alerted him to crooked seat issue

Haas team principal Guenther Steiner has revealed it was not Mick Schumacher that raised the issue of his crooked seat to the team's attention but the German's mum.

Following the French Grand Prix last weekend, footage emerged of Sebastian Vettel inspecting the seat of the VF-21 with Schumacher.

Steiner believes the images blew the issue out of proportion and that the 22-year-old had not shared the problem with him.

“The first time I found out, his mum [Corinna] told me in France there was something with the seat," said Steiner. "I said ‘I am not aware of that’.

"It is another thing that has just escalated because he wants to make a new seat but he said it himself, that there is no urgency.

“He is not completely straight which means there is maybe some pressure or something but he is not sitting at 45 degrees or his body is not completely twisted or the car not straight.

"So there is a little bit [of exaggeration] because Sebastian looked in the car and then a big story was made out of it which I am fine with, but I wasn’t aware until his mum told me about it so it cannot be this bad."

Schumacher to receive replacement seat upon request

Although confident Schumacher is not suffering any discomfort in the car, Steiner promised the German will be given a new seat "as soon as he wants one".

He added: “I don’t think there is this big urgency from his side to make one so we are not urgently [doing this]. As I said, I don’t think it’s a big issue.

“I don’t know exactly when we are going to make a seat. I’m not taking it to the board of directors now.”

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