Valtteri Bottas stopped next to Mick Schumacher to check on the German’s condition after he suffered a high-impact crash

Mick Schumacher suffered a high-impact crash during Q2 of the qualifying session in Jeddah which ruled him out of the Saudi Arabian GP. Schumacher was circulating in Q2 when he lost the back end of his Haas VF-22 and spun heavily into the wall – the impact causing massive damage to his car. Thankfully though, the German is “physically well” but unfortunately won’t take any further part in the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. After the crash, Schumacher was taken to the circuit’s Medical Centre and from there to the King Fahad Armed Forces Hospital for a precautionary check.

Mick Schumacher was later released from the hospital and returned back to his hotel as confirmed by the Haas F1 team. However, he won’t take any further part in this GP. Haas announced on twitter, “In light of today’s qualifying incident, Mick Schumacher will not participate in tomorrow’s #SaudiArabianGP.”

Haas team Principal Gunther Steiner clarified Schumacher’s present medical condition. “He has no injuries as 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”, said Steiner.

Fans react to Bottas’ gesture

Valtteri Bottas was lauded on social media for stopping to check on Schumacher. Bottas has won over the hearts of fans with this wonderful gesture. “This is what sportsmanship should look like”, tweeted a fan clearly impressed by the gesture.

An ardent Bottas fan tweeted, “Makes me love him even more. Be more Valtteri.”

F1 fans on twitter compared Bottas to Vettel. Sebastian Vettel is known in the F1 community as someone who has always been kind to fellow competitors and always spoken up for what’s right. The German has always been an epitome of class and fans are happy to see Bottas follow the lead.

“In absence of Sebastian, we have Valtteri”, tweeted a fan. Vettel has missed the first two races of the season after testing positive for Covid-19.

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