After the French Grand Prix, Haas driver Mick Schumacher was facing some issues with his car. So he went to his mentor Sebastian Vettel for advice.

The rookie driver later revealed that since the start of the 2021 season, he has been sitting in an uncomfortable position.

As a result, he turned to Vettel to help him figure out what could be done.

However, contrary to what Schumacher Jr. was expecting, Vettel gave him a quirky answer on how to fix the issue.

What was the conversation?

After the conclusion of the race at Paul Ricard, Schumacher approached Vettel to take a look at his seat.

“Basically, I’ve been sitting in a crooked position since the beginning of the season, like the seat is central but I am not straight,” he stated.

“We’ve actually been talking about it before, and I took the opportunity to show it to him, and just spoke about the seat.

“I think he gave my mum the tip of maybe breaking it so I would get a new one sooner! But it didn’t happen in the end so I’ve still got the same seat for now,” he concluded.

Vettel, however, saw the funny side of things and said, “It would have been difficult within a week to get a new seat, so don’t always follow the advice I give!”

Mick considers Sebastian as a mentor

Mick Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel; Source: formula1.com

Vettel had the honor of racing with Mick’s father, Michael Schumacher who was the four-time world champion’s idol.

As a result, Vettel is trying to do the same for Mick so that he finds his way in Formula 1.

Schumacher Jr. is therefore glad to have such a mentor which helps boost his morale.

Mick talks about Vettel

“I have a huge respect for him, and obviously, I think that we can call that a friendship, which is very nice for me. He has got so much experience and there are so many things that I can learn from him,” Mick stated.

“I think the biggest advice he gave me is really to just never forget why I’m here. And that’s because we love the sport. Once you lose that, you’re in the wrong place.

“So I’m enjoying my life. I’m doing the best thing in the world. I think that it’s great to have somebody like him giving me advice here and there,” he concluded.

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