Schumacher to have new seat at Hungarian GP

CIRCUIT DE BARCELONA-CATALUNYA, SPAIN – MAY 06: Mick Schumacher, Haas F1 speaks to the media during the Spanish GP at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on Thursday May 06, 2021 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Zak Mauger / LAT Images) Credits: Haas F1 Team.

Haas confirmed that the team will resolve Mick Schumacher’s issues regarding his seat, stating that the German will have a new car seat for the Hungarian GP.

Schumacher earlier revealed that he had been sitting in a crooked position ever since his debut with Haas, but he elaborated, stating that it was a problem not restricted to his F1 career.

The German driver has outqualified his fellow rookie teammate Nikita Mazepin, with the German finishing higher in seven out of the nine races thus far while driving in an uncomfortable position.

Haas team principal Guenther Steiner revealed that plans are in place to get a new seat made up for the Hungarian Grand Prix to fix things for the German rookie.

“We hope it is not crooked, the next one,” he said. “I actually spoke with Mick when we were in the factory on Tuesday, and we had a little laugh about it, because it came out so big, this crooked seat [story].

“For sure it will be ready for Hungary. If we make it on Monday, it will be ready for Hungary. But if it is crooked or not, I don’t know yet. The plan is to have a straight seat in Hungary.”

Schumacher also commented on the seat problem, saying that the new seat will have to be offset so as to accommodate him properly. Schumacher earlier sought advice from a mentor and four-time F1 world champion Sebastian Vettel about the seat offset.

“The seat is symmetrical, I’m not – and it took me only, well, long enough to find that out,” he explained.

“But again, I think that fact is what we have to do is now we’ll have to do a crooked seat so that I am central in the car.”

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