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Mick Schumacher

Red flags shown in qualifying after horror crash for Schumacher

Mick Schumacher crashed heavily during the second phase of qualifying for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, bringing out the red flags.

Schumacher Jeddah
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The red flags have been shown in the second part of qualifying at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, after a horrifying crash for Mick Schumacher.

The Haas driver, who had already set a time good enough to place ninth with five minutes remaining in Q2 at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit, appeared to lose the rear-end of his VF-22 at Turn 12 as he tackled another flying lap.

He was powerless to prevent the car from spinning around and hitting the concrete wall side-on, in what was a huge impact, before coming to a halt backwards against the opposite wall.

The F1 Medical Car, as well as an ambulance, attended to the scene.

Haas confirm Schumacher is conscious

With Schumacher not immediately clambering from the car, TV footage panned away as the emergency crews attended to the German.

Haas promptly shared an update on Schumacher, confirming that they "have heard he is conscious". He was subsequently taken to the Medical Centre at the Jeddah track to be examined for injuries.

In a follow-up, the team revealed that Schumacher "appears physically fine", had spoken with his mother Corinna and was set to be airlifted to hospital for precautionary checks.

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