Mick Schumacher reveals he’s ‘OK’ after horror 170mph F1 crash but Haas star will not race in Saudi GP

MICK SCHUMACHER has told fans he is “OK” after his horror 170mph crash in Saudi Grand Prix qualifying.

The Haas driver, 23, will not be racing after the terrifying smash left his car split in two.

Mick Schumacher's car was left in two pieces after his horror crash - but he later told fans he was 'OK'

Mick Schumacher’s car was left in two pieces after his horror crash – but he later told fans he was ‘OK’Credit: Getty

But much to the relief of fans all over the world, the German later took to social media to put their minds at ease.

He wrote on Twitter: “Hi everyone, I just wanted to say that I’m OK.

“Thank you for the kind messages. The car felt great, we’ll come back stronger.”

Haas also confirmed that Schumacher would not be able to race in Sunday’s GP.

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Schumacher in horror 150mph crash during Saudi Arabian GP qualifying

Schumacher, son of seven-time worlds champ Michael, lost control and smashed into a wall during Q2 at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit.

Schumacher’s car was left in a mangled heap as he careered into the wall at the side of the track, causing the session to be immediately red-flagged.

The Jeddah Corniche Circuit features long straights, little-run off areas and concrete walls.

Throughout Saturday, the track action was frequently brought to a stop for crashes.

But none more spectacular than Schuamcher’s, the son of seven-time world champ, Michael.

Mick, who this week turned 23, ploughed into the wall at around 170mph, destroying his Haas car in the process.

Medics were immediately deployed along with the ambulance and, after being extracted from the wreckage, he was sent to the medical centre for checks and transferred on a stretcher to a waiting medical helicopter.

Shrouded by a green blanket, he was taken to King Fahad Armed Forces Hospital, Jeddah, for precautionary checks.

His Haas team confirmed that the German was conscious and had phoned his mum Corinna to let her know he was ok, but he will not lining up on the grid for Sunday’s race.

Mick Schumacher collided with the wall after losing control at turn 12

Mick Schumacher collided with the wall after losing control at turn 12Credit: TSN Sports

Schumacher's crash sent car debris flying across the track

Schumacher’s crash sent car debris flying across the trackCredit: TSN Sports

Haas chief Guenther Steiner said: “I spoke with his Mum and kept her updated.

“He has no injuries that you can see, but they want to do some scans to make sure there was no impact from the forces.

“The impact broke up the digital [technology] so we heard nothing [on the radio] but we got word he was conscious.”

His momentum from the high speed smash meant the car slid along the asphalt for some time before it eventually came to a halt.

Schumacher's car broke in two as it was lifted off the track

Schumacher’s car broke in two as it was lifted off the trackCredit: Getty

Medics rushed to tend to the stricken Schumacher

Medics rushed to tend to the stricken SchumacherCredit: Getty

But he did manage to take his own gloves off as he was ushered into an ambulance after the horror collision.

As the car was lifted from the circuit it BROKE in two, highlighting the severity of the crash.

Fans and drivers alike were quick to express their concern after seeing the awful incident.

Lewis Hamilton said: “I heard the news. I hope he’s OK.”

Schumacher was taken to hospital by helicopter after the crash

Schumacher was taken to hospital by helicopter after the crashCredit: AFP

Schumacher was with his dad when Michael suffered serious head injuries in a skiing incident on December 29th 2013.

Mick has since explained that his dad was his “idol and role model” and revealed his pride at bringing the famous name back to F1.

Meanwhile, Sergio Perez took his first pole position of his F1 career in 215 attempts when qualifying resumed after a 57-minute delay.

Hamilton was knocked OUT in Q1 and will start Sunday’s race way down in 16th place.


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