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Mick Schumacher in High Speed Crash in Saudi GP Qualifying as Lewis Hamilton Struggles

Mick Schumacher suffered a horrendous high-speed crash in qualifying for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix on Saturday as Lewis Hamilton didn’t make it out of the opening Q1 session for the primary time in 5 years.

Schumacher in his second season in Formula One bounced off the Jeddah road circuit barrier after shedding management of his Haas automobile when clipping a kerb.

Medics had been on the scene rapidly, lifting him out of his stricken automobile into an ambulance.

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“We’ve heard that Mick is aware, out of the automobile and at present on his solution to the medical centre,” his group posted on Twitter.

Two wheels had been torn away from the automobile within the impression 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 automobile was break up asunder from the primary monocoque and physique.

It was the second purple 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 tip of a Q2 session which in a significant shock didn’t characteristic 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 identify, 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 16th with solely the highest 15 progressing, however didn’t 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 didn’t progress to Q2 on tempo alone was on the British Grand Prix in 2009.

Hamilton had struggled all through apply 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 automobile, not the place I wish to be,” Hamilton informed Sky Sports.

“Unfortunately simply went the improper means 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.

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