Nikita Mazepin was left livid with team-mate Mick Schumacher in qualifying at Zandvoort, after he felt the German had ignored an association to be the second automotive on observe for his or her sizzling lap runs.
Schumacher handed Mazepin on the run to the ultimate sequence of corners and because the Russian went to regain his spot he acquired in the best way of the quick approaching Sebastian Vettel.
However with Steiner having helped calm issues down in a while Saturday afternoon, he advised that the disagreement was fuelled extra by the difficulties in managing tyre temperature than the rest.
“I believe there is no proper or improper,” defined Steiner, who has needed to intervene a number of instances this season following disagreements between Schumacher and Mazepin.
“We tried to maximise the drivers’ tyre temperature, and so they each had alternative ways to do it. However it did not work out as a result of on the finish of the lap, there was a queue once more, so it acquired messy.
“I believe the largest factor was folks leaving very gradual from the pitlane, and when you attempt to make a niche there you do not obtain it, as a result of that’s the primary queue.
“You then’ve acquired the 4 and a half kilometres of the racetrack, and you then’re in a queue once more. So it’s totally troublesome to do that. No matter you do, generally it finally ends up to not be proper.
“So I believe we’re all at fault and no one’s at fault. We attempt to get the very best out of a state of affairs. And it did not work out as we deliberate.”
Mick Schumacher, Haas VF-21
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Steiner mentioned that after he had defined the state of affairs to Mazepin after qualifying, the Russian was extra understanding of the state of affairs Schumacher confronted.
“We clarified it afterwards, what truly occurred,” he mentioned. “On the time he did not have the total details about what truly occurred on the lap, so clearly he was fairly upset about it.
“However what are you able to do? I imply, he went straight to the press. You guys acquired him straight [after qualy]. However we talked afterwards and it was not a simple state of affairs which we ended up in, as a result of there was a couple of ingredient to it.
“I perceive his frustration, however there was no intention or something unhealthy carried out deliberately.”