Guenther Steiner, the Haas Formula 1 team’s boss, has stated that he only found out about the seating issue with Mick Schumacher’s car after the German rookie’s mother Corinna informed him.

“But I wasn’t even aware until his mum told me about that, so it cannot be this bad. We will make him a seat as soon as he wants one, and when he thinks we are in the right position to do so,” the Haas Formula 1 team’s boss added.

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At the Styrian Grand Prix, Schumacher, the son of Ferrari legend and seven-time world champion Michael, informed reporters that he had been riding ‘crooked’ since the beginning of this season.

After the French Grand Prix, he was caught on tape presenting the problem to four-time world champion and countryman Sebastian Vettel.

“Because Sebastian looked in the car it was made a big story out of it, which I’m fine with,” Steiner stated to the press.

The issue, according to Schumacher, 22, is not a significant concern. “I’ve been sitting in a crooked position since the beginning of the season,” he said.

“Like, the seat is central but I am not straight. It’s a small offset, it’s something that I’ve been used to, let’s say, also in junior categories. And to be fair it doesn’t harm me in any way when driving,” the German rookie added.

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Schumacher has had a rocky start to his Formula One career, presently placed third-last in the driver standings.

Thus far this season, he’s been lapped in five of the six races he’s competed in, with his best finish being placed 13th in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

Michael Schumacher, Schumacher’s father, was severely injured in a skiing accident in 2013, and the nature of his present health is still unknown.