Qualifying has been brought to a temporary halt in Saudi Arabia after a horrifying crash involving Mick Schumacher.
The incident occurred at sector 1 when the Haas clipped the wall and went spinning – he was clocking speeds of around 270 km/h, meaning the impact would have been huge.
The German driver remained motionless in the car at first, but reporters confirmed he was conscious and in conversation with Dr. Ian Roberts.
He was then extracted from the car minutes later and placed in an ambulance. He is currently at the on-site medical centre and will be transferred to a nearby hospital by helicopter if needs be.
Guenther Steiner provided an update and said: “I didn’t speak with him directly; he’s spoken to his mum. I spoke with his mum a few times and kept her updated.
“He has no injuries which you can see, they just wanted to check on him and do some scans to see that there’s no damage from the impact and the forces.
“It seems like he’s gone on the curb and just lost the car. We just lost all the data immediately on the impact, we had no contact with him after the contact.”
The team then tweeted: