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Formula 1

Schumacher explains why Vettel checked his car out after French GP

Everyone was curious when Mick Schumacher asked Sebastian Vettel to have a closer look at the cockpit of his Haas car at the French Grand Prix. The pair explained what was actually going on.

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Sebastian Vettel garnered some attention in France when he was spotted looking inside the cockpit of Mick Schumacher's Haas car, with the youngster revealing what was really going on.

It isn't the first time the Aston Martin has done so over the years. Ahead of the Styrian Grand Prix, Schumacher revealed that Vettel was helping him by checking out his seat.

"I have been sitting in a crooked position since the beginning of the season just because the seat is too central but [my back is] not straight,” Schumacher told RacingNews365.com and other members of the media. “We’ve actually been talking about it before and so we, or I, took that opportunity to show to him, and yes, just spoke about the seat.

"He gave my mum a tip of maybe breaking it so I would get a new one sooner but it didn’t happen in the end, so I have still in the same seat for now,” Mick joked.

Vettel stated he's always happy to share his wealth of knowledge having been on the F1 grid for many years.

"I spent so many years racing and we spoke about the seat during the week last week and there’s always small things you can improve and look at so I wanted to have a look and we had a look," Vettel stated.

While the seat issue may seem like a big problem, Schumacher made it clear that isn't hurting him in any way.

"It’s something that I have been used to in junior categories," Schumacher said. "And to be fair, doesn’t harm me in any way while driving. It is something that for us is a secondary concern right now."

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