Mick Schumacher suffered a horrendous high-speed crash in qualifying for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix on Saturday as Lewis Hamilton did not make it out of the opening Q1 session for the primary time in 5 years.
Schumacher in his second season in System One bounced off the Jeddah avenue circuit barrier after dropping management of his Haas automotive when clipping a kerb.
Medics have been on the scene shortly, lifting him out of his stricken automotive into an ambulance.
“We’ve heard that Mick is aware, out of the automotive and at present on his option to the medical centre,” his staff posted on Twitter.
Two wheels have been torn away from the automotive within the affect in the course of the Q2 session.
The 23-year-old son of German F1 legend Michael Schumacher was reported to have been capable of take away his personal gloves as he departed in an ambulance.
Haas later added that Schumacher appeared “bodily fantastic” and had spoken to his mom.
The session was red-flagged after the estimated 240 kph accident by which the rear of the Haas automotive was cut up asunder from the principle monocoque and physique.
It was the second pink flag within the session following an earlier high-speed collision by Williams’ Nicholas Latifi in Q1. The Canadian escaped unharmed.
The crash got here in direction of the top of a Q2 session which in a significant shock didn’t function Hamilton who was knocked out of the primary qualifying session for the primary time since 2017.
Mercedes’ seven-time world champion has 103 poles to his title, however in a significant upset will begin Sunday’s race from in direction of the rear of the grid.
As Q1 drew to an in depth Hamilton was languishing in sixteenth with solely the highest 15 progressing, however did not make it out of the drop zone together with his final flying lap.
He was knocked out of Q1 in Brazil 5 years in the past after a crash however the final time he did not progress to Q2 on tempo alone was on the British Grand Prix in 2009.
Hamilton had struggled all through observe in his ‘bouncing’ new Mercedes, however new team-mate George Russell appeared to beat that problem as he progressed with the fourth-best time.
“I struggled with the stability of the automotive, not the place I wish to be,” Hamilton informed Sky Sports activities.
“Sadly simply went the improper manner with the arrange.”
Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc led the instances into Q2 as he maintained his early-season kind after successful in Bahrain final weekend.