Uninjured Schumacher transferred to hospital after horrific Jeddah crash

The German had been challenging for a slot in Q3 during the second session of qualifying when he hit the curb at Turn 10, near the end of the first sector.

The bounce across the curb triggered him to lose control of the rear of the car and he was quickly spun around, smashing heavily in to the concrete wall on the outside.

Schumacher then rebounded into the wall on the opposite side of the track before coming to a halt further down the circuit.

The qualifying session was immediately red-flagged and medical crews quickly attended to the driver, removing him from the car and taking him to the medical center in an ambulance.

With Schumacher conscious as he got out of the car, an initial medical inspection pointed towards him having escaped any serious harm in the crash.

However, a decision was taken to transfer him to a nearby hospital by helicopter to allow further precautionary checks to take place.

Marshals recover the remains of the car driven by Mick Schumacher, Haas VF-22, after a heavy crash in Q2

Marshals recover the remains of the car driven by Mick Schumacher, Haas VF-22, after a heavy crash in Q2

Photo by: Andy Hone / Motorsport Images

A statement issued by the FIA ​​regarding Schumacher said: “Assessment at the Medical Center revealed no injuries, and he has been transferred to King Fahad Armed Forces Hospital, Jeddah, for precautionary checks.”

Schumacher’s Haas team confirmed that the German was in good physical condition and had spoken to his mother Corinna.

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Schumacher’s Haas car was very badly damaged in the accident, with all four corners taking a hit in the incident.

As the car was lifted away by marshals, the gearbox came away from the VF-21 as oil was dropped on the circuit.

With marshals needing to clear the track for Q2 to resume, the session was stopped for 57 minutes before the FIA ​​was able to resume it.

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