Mick Schumacher suffered a high-impact crash during Q2 of the qualifying session in Jeddah which ruled him out of the Saudi Arabian GP

Mick 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 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.

Mick Schumacher is expected to be available for the Australian GP which is still a fortnight away

The Australian Grand Prix is scheduled to take place on the 10th of April in Melbourne. Although there is no official announcement from Haas yet, Mick Schumacher is expected to be available for the Grand Prix. The German was lucky to escape without any major injuries and will get a period of at least 10 days for recovery before the qualifying rounds begin in Melbourne.

Even though Schumacher was released from the hospital, the decision of withdrawing him from the Saudi Arabian team was taken by Haas F1 team as a precautionary measure. Haas boss Gunther Steiner clarified the thought process behind the decision.

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“There’s too many unknowns about how he will feel in the morning and there’s nothing to be gained. The car obviously is in a state as it is and by having him out racing tomorrow could compromise our Melbourne efforts”, explained Steiner.

This statement clearly implies Haas have Schumacher in their plans for the Australian Grand Prix.
We wish Mick Schumacher a speedy recovery and certainly hope to see him back on the racing track in Melbourne!


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