Mick Schumacher has confirmed that Haas teammate Nikita Mazepin has said sorry for his late-race swerve at the Azerbaijan GP.
s, just 500 metres from the finish line as the pair raced each other to the chequered flag. Schumacher managed to avoid the accident but was verbally annoyed at Mazepin on the team radio at the end of the race.
"There was a meeting after the race between Gunther [Steiner], Ayao Komatsu and Nikita," Schumacher explained to RacingNews365.com and other select members of the press.
"Obviously they talked about the incident after they called me and we spoke about it altogether. He did, after seeing the video, apologise so obviously we're all fine. I no longer thought about it afterwards.
"In the moment, it was rather confusing, because I was not expecting it at all, especially between a teammate. I understand it's the last lap and we all fight but when you have such a tow and used all of the battery, there's no stopping.
"The only way you stop somebody is by scaring or pushing the other driver into the wall. Obviously, he tried to do that and in fairness I kept my foot down so I got by him.
"But still, I think that it was unexpected from my side and I think that's why I had such a strong reaction to it afterwards. But as I said the air in that sense is all cleared up, and we're all on a fresh start for France.
Schumacher feels that the trust between himself and Mazepin will have to be rebuilt, especially when in close combat on the race track.
"Well, I have to race with him," said Schumacher. "I think that trust is built and it for sure can be built again. Obviously right now, I don't really know what to expect in a one versus one situation.
"If it happens again, there will probably be harsher consequences."