On Saturday, Mick Schumacher, the son of Formula One superstar Michael Schumacher, was involved in a tragic incident while qualifying for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix (March 26).
Schumacher was flown to the hospital for precautionary checks after crashing into a concrete barrier at high speed.
After appearing to clip a kerb at Turn Nine, the son of a seven-time world champion lost control of his Haas car and crashed into the wall.
A sigh of relief as the 23-year-old German driver stated that he is ‘OK,’ but that he would not compete in the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix on Sunday. Mick has been freed from the hospital and has returned to his hotel, according to Haas.
Later, the driver himself tweeted: “Hello, everyone! I just wanted to let you know that I’m fine. Thank you for your thoughtful messages. @HaasF1Team, the car felt fantastic, and we’ll be back stronger.”
During the Q2 session, two wheels were wrenched away from the car due to the force of the incident. A medical team arrived to transport him from his heavily damaged automobile to the Jeddah Street Circuit’s medical centre.
He was conscious and conversing, according to reports. As he exited in an ambulance, he was said to be able to remove his own gloves.
The Haas team tweeted, “We’ve heard Mick is conscious, out of the car, and currently on his way to the hospital centre.”
After the predicted 240kh, the session was red-flagged accident in which the rear of the Haas car was split away from the main body.
Here’s the link to the video:
In Sunday’s race, Haas will only run one vehicle, with Kevin Magnussen carrying the team’s aspirations. In a statement, Haas said, “Schumacher was evacuated to the trackside medical centre following a significant crash at Turn 12.”
“He was sent to King Fahad Armed Forces Hospital in Jeddah for precautionary examinations after his inspection indicated no injuries. As a result, the team has decided to compete in the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix with Kevin Magnussen as the single driver “Added the statement.