All Formula 1 fans breathe a sigh of relief : German motorsport hopeful Mick Schumacher apparently did not suffer any serious injuries in the serious crash on Saturday in qualifying for the Grand Prix of Saudi Arabia. After the boss of his Haas racing team, Günther Steiner, had cautiously given the all-clear, Schumacher reported from a hospital in Jeddah that evening: “I just wanted to say that I’m fine,” shared the 23-year-old on social networks with. “Thank you for the lovely messages. The car felt great. We will come back stronger.”
At more than 250 kilometers per hour, Schumacher crashed sideways into the barriers. His car was thrown across the track and then came to a stop badly damaged. Anxious moments followed. Qualifying on the ultra-fast street circuit on the Red Sea was immediately suspended. “We no longer had radio contact,” said Haas team boss Steiner. But the first all-clear came a few minutes later after an examination in the medical area along the route. No serious injuries were later found at the hospital.
On Sunday at the race on the course in Jeddah (7 p.m., Sky ), the son of Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher will not start. In the light of the incident, the Haas team only wants to send Dane Kevin Magnussen onto the track. It would also have been difficult to repair Schumacher’s largely destroyed car in time. In the qualification on Saturday, he was classified as 14th.