Unseen F1 footage of 170mph Mick Schumacher crash shows terrifying onboard view and how fans saw it from grandstand

MICK SCHUMACHER miraculously escaped a terrifying 170mph crash during qualifying for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix at the weekend.

The Haas star, 23, smashed into a concrete wall after losing control over a kerb as his wrecked car was sent flying down the track with the Formula One world panicking.

On-board footage of Mick Schumacher's 170mph crash shows the terrifying extent of the impact

On-board footage of Mick Schumacher’s 170mph crash shows the terrifying extent of the impactCredit: Sky Sports

A fan in the grandstand also captured footage of Schumacher's horror crash

A fan in the grandstand also captured footage of Schumacher’s horror crashCredit: Twitter

Mick Schumacher's Haas split in two as cranes attempted to remove it from the circuit

Mick Schumacher’s Haas split in two as cranes attempted to remove it from the circuitCredit: Getty

Medics rushed onto the track to check on the German, with reports quickly filtering through that he was conscious and talking.

Schumacher, son of F1 legend Michael, was taken to hospital for checks but returned to the Jeddah circuit the next day unharmed.

His car, however, was left in tatters and even split into two as cranes worked to get it off the track.

Despite being fit to race, Haas ordered Schumacher to sit the race out as both and he the car recovered for the Australian Grand Prix on the weekend of April 7-10.

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On Sunday, Schumacher revealed he was “alright” and “not too sore either”.

But after his on-board footage of the smash was shown by Sky Sports on Sunday, it’s incredible the young racer escaped with barely a scratch.

Schumacher can be seen losing control over a kerb and flying into the concrete wall before bouncing off and flying down the track with absolutely no control and car parts spilling everywhere.

Additional footage – shared by a fan sitting in the grandstand directly behind the crash – shows the horrifying impact and aftermath.

Fortunately, Schumacher walked away with minimal injuries and was passed fit to race having qualified 14th.

But his team decided to sit the race out to prepare for Melbourne.

On Sunday, Schumacher had his say on the crash, telling Sky Sports: “We had a small slide going through turn nine which then upset temperatures in the tyre and also positioning.

“Coming to the curb I was 20 to 30cms wide of where I wanted to be so the rear tyre dropped over the curb.

“The moment we touch a curb we lose contact to the ground and that means there is nothing holding us back from spinning.

“I saw a few other guys have a similar issue, except they were able to catch it.”

When asked if the Saudi track, which made its F1 debut only last year, is safe – he added: “I think there are things we have to have a look at.

“I don’t know what happens in the future. But if so, we need to have a serious discussion about it.”

Mick Schumacher confirmed he was 'alright' on Sunday but did not race

Mick Schumacher confirmed he was ‘alright’ on Sunday but did not raceCredit: Splash


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