The F1 rookie was seen asking four-time world champion Vettel to check something in his car in parc ferme following the Paul Ricard race.

Speaking ahead of this weekend’s Styrian Grand Prix, Schumacher revealed he had been showing the Aston Martin driver an issue with the seat in his car.

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

“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.”

Schumacher stressed the problem is not a huge issue and confirmed Haas is working on a fix.

“It’s me crooked in the seat, so it’s just about me trying to find the right position,” he added.

“I guess not being symmetrical is something that I have to work on. It’s hard to achieve within a short amount of time but the plans are there to change the seat in the near future.

“It’s not as bad as maybe some might think. It’s a small offset, something that I’ve been used to also in junior categories. And to be fair, it doesn’t harm me in any way when driving.

“It is something that for us is a secondary concern. For us, it is mostly about trying to get everything ready for the weekend and being prepared on that level and maybe setting our focus on something else instead of wasting it on something that is maybe not affecting me right now.

“But as I said, it’s something that is in plan, and for sure after the summer break we will come back with something that might be a bit more centred.

“We’ve been working on it in the beginning of the season quite a lot. We got to something which was comfortable enough for me to keep going. So, we left it with that.”

Schumacher enjoys a close relationship with Vettel, who has previously spoken of his desire to help his fellow countryman where he can after idolising his seven-time world champion father.

“It’s very simple, I spent so many years racing and we spoke about the seat during the week last week,” Vettel said.

“There’s always small things you can improve a look at so I wanted to have a look and we had a look.”