Mick Schumacher took to social media this evening to reassure fans that he’s well after a horror crash during Qualifying for the Saudi Arabian GP.
The incident occurred at sector 1 when the Haas driver lost his rears and went spinning – Schumacher 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 it was later 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. The team confirmed that he had no visible injuries but out of the utmost caution, he was flown to a nearby hospital for scans.
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.”
Mick later took to Instagram and wrote: “Hi everyone, I just wanted to say that I’m ok.
“Thank you for the kind messages. The car felt great@haasf1team, we’ll come back stronger.”
Fellow drivers were sending the German driver kind messages, as Alpine’s Esteban Ocon wrote: “We know you will!”
His teammate Kevin Magnussen also responded saying: “You’re a tough guy my man.”