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Haas confirm Schumacher will not race in Saudi Arabia

Haas have confirmed that Mick Schumacher will not take part in the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, following his heavy crash during qualifying.

Mick Schumacher will not enter Sunday's Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, following his high-speed qualifying crash, Haas have confirmed. The German driver had to be airlifted to hospital after his car crashed hard at Turn 12 of the Jeddah Corniche Circuit. The Medical Car was quickly on the scene, where they found Schumacher conscious, before he was removed from the vehicle and placed into an ambulance. From there, Schumacher could be seen talking to medical staff before Haas confirmed that he had shared a phone call with his mother and was "physically well".

Haas make a decision on race-day plans

As expected, Haas have now taken the decision to pull Schumacher from Sunday's race. Despite the crash, the 23-year-old qualified 14th for the event, ahead of seven-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton. In a statement released late on Saturday evening, the team said: "In light of today's qualifying incident, Mick Schumacher will not participate in tomorrow's Saudi Arabian GP." Kevin Magnussen will therefore drive the only Haas on Sunday, with the Dane set to start 10th on the now 19-car grid.

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