German F1 driver and son of former seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher, Mick Schumacher was involved in a high-speed crash during the second qualification of the Saudi Arabia Grand Prix on Saturday, 26 March. The Haas driver lost control of his car as he exited turn 12 at the Jeddah Circuit and crashed head-on. Soon the red flags were issued as the medical team as was sent to attend Schumacher.
He was later taken to track’s Medical Centre and was transferred to the King Fahad Armed Forces Hospital by helicopter for a “precautionary check”.
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Mick Schumacher will miss the Saudi Arabian GP after a huge accident in qualifying.
— Formula 1 (@F1) March 26, 2022
After suffering this tragic accident, Haas has confirmed that Schumacher will not participate in Sunday’s race. The statement said, “In light of today’s qualifying incident, Mick Schumacher will not participate in tomorrow’s #SaudiArabianGP.”
— Haas F1 Team (@HaasF1Team) March 26, 2022
The team later also confirmed that the German driver had returned to his hotel with a statement that said, “We can confirm that Mick has been released from the hospital and has returned to his hotel.”
Haas Team Principal Guenther Steiner also confirmed that he had interacted with Schumacher following the crash and was quoted saying, “I spoke with him directly. He spoke to his mum, I spoke to his mum a few times and kept her updated.”
“He has no injuries which you can see – they just wanted to check on him, doing some scans to see that there is no damage from the impact of the forces. Taking any risks tomorrow, it’s not on. We are in Melbourne in two weeks and it’s better to focus on that one to make sure that we are in a good state there”, Steiner added.
Schumacher responds after the accident
Later, Mick Schumacher, also, posted that he was fine on Twitter. His tweet said, “Hi everyone, I just wanted to say that I’m ok. Thank you for the kind messages. The car felt great @haasf1team, we’ll come back stronger.”
— Mick Schumacher (@SchumacherMick) March 26, 2022