JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AFP) – Mick Schumacher won’t compete within the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix after his robust collision in Components 1 qualifying.
Schumacher’s airplane crashed on Saturday and he was flown to hospital for additional examination earlier than returning to his lodge. Haas F1 dominated Schumacher out of the race on Sunday and the US workforce mentioned it might solely subject one automotive.
Schumacher, who turned 23 this week,
“The automotive felt nice,” wrote the German. “We’ll come again stronger.”
Schumacher is the son of seven-time F1 champion Michael Schumacher, and the Haas workforce mentioned the younger driver was capable of name his mom after the accident. It took security employees a number of minutes to switch Schumacher from his cracked automotive to an ambulance for a fast monitor test.
F1 has been intently scrutinized to proceed its race into the weekend after an assault by rebels on a close-by oil depot. The sound of the assault was heard through the first coaching on Friday on the monitor, and smoke was seen rising at the back of the monitor.
The drivers met a number of instances on Friday for over 4 hours to debate security issues and whether or not or not they need to compete. F1 and the FIA, the collection’ governing physique, have confirmed the rivals that security measures are in place.
So work continued as scheduled on Saturday till Schumacher crashed within the second a part of qualifying. It created an prolonged cleansing hiatus, “Positively essentially the most harmful place on the calendar. It is no secret about it,” Crimson Bull’s Sergio Perez mentioned after the Saudi circuit.
“It is a circuit that requires plenty of drivers, from vehicles, from groups. If I get it unsuitable, it may very well be a serious accident,” Perez mentioned. “The very last thing I need to take into consideration is the monitor, and I believe going ahead is a dialogue once more.”
On Sunday, it will likely be the second time in three Components One races that Haas has misplaced only one automotive. Nikita Mazepin missed final yr’s season closing when he examined constructive for COVID-19 on race morning. This yr Mazepin has been changed by Kevin Magnussen, who will begin in tenth place on Sunday.
Haas reserve driver Pietro Fittipaldi is in Saudi Arabia, however as was the case in Abu Dhabi final December when Mazepin was disqualified, he was not eligible to experience late within the race weekend.
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