Mick Schumacher will not participate in the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix on Sunday after a horror crash during qualifying at Jeddah’s fast street circuit on Saturday night. The son of the great Michael Schumacher crashed his Haas car at 150mph during qualifying for the Saudi Arabian GP. With Mick Schumacher banned from Sunday’s race, Haas has said they will only drive one car with the team’s hopes of Danish driver Kevin Magnussen. “Schumacher was taken to the trackside medical center after a major accident at Turn 12,” Haas said in a statement.
“After his examination revealed no injuries, he was transferred to King Fahad Armed Forces Hospital in Jeddah for precautionary examinations.
“The team then made the decision to participate in the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix with the only entry from Kevin Magnussen.”
Watch Mick Schumacher’s huge crash during qualifying for the Saudi Arabian GP here†
Mick Schumacher will miss the Saudi Arabian GP after a huge qualifying accident.
— Formula 1 (@F1) March 26, 2022
Schumacher, in his second season in F1, bounced off the barrier of the Jeddah street circuit at around 150mph after losing control of his Haas car when it hit a curb.
Doctors quickly arrived and lifted him from the wreckage of his stricken car into an ambulance.
The German driver later insisted that “I’m fine”.
“Hello everyone, just wanted to say I’m fine. Thanks for the kind messages. The car felt great @HaasF1Team, we’ll come back stronger,” tweeted the 23-year-old German driver who was airlifted to hospital after the crash.
— Mick Schumacher (@SchumacherMick) March 26, 2022
Meanwhile, Red Bull’s Sergio Perez claimed his first-ever F1 pole position in his 215th attempt. Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc joins Perez on the front row with Verstappen on the second row after qualifying fourth behind Carlos Sainz’s other Ferrari.
(With AFP inputs)
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