Haas' Mick Schumacher has explained why he was examining the McLaren MCL35M so closely after the Styrian Grand Prix.
The German rookie was spotted going up to the parked McLaren in parc ferme at the Red Bull Ring, poring over the cockpit area and the front end before walking away. Asked over the Austrian GP weekend why he had been having such a close look, Schumacher explained that it was the tyres that had caught his eye.
"Let's say like this has been something that I've been doing since karting really," Schumacher told select members of the media, including RacingNews365.
"And, it's always good to know this, especially how tyres look of other cars to be able to understand and learn from that.
"Because tyres are like an open book, they will show you every little mistake and every little detail of other cars and most of my car, so inspecting other cars was always a part and I definitely will keep doing it.
Because the part for me is at the end is the closest I will get to another car, I cannot walk into anybody's garage and say 'hi there, I'll just check out the car' and then leave, you know, so.
"So definitely, it's a good place to look at."