Saudi GP qualifying halted after Schumacher crash


Jakarta (ANTARA) - Qualifying for the Saudi Grand Prix in Jeddah was suspended on Saturday after the Haas team's driver, Mick Schumacher, suffered a serious accident in the second phase of the practice session.

The US Formula One team revealed they had heard that the son of Ferrari legend and seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher was conscious after the crash.

The German driver was taken by ambulance to the circuit's medical center after being ejected from his wrecked car.

Sky Sports television estimated the car was traveling at 274 km per hour when it hit the concrete barrier at the exit of turn 10.

Debris was scattered along the track, Reuters reports.

Schumacher forced to miss Saudi GP due to terrible accident

Mick Schumacher will not take part in Sunday's Saudi Arabian Grand Prix after his Haas car crashed while traveling at 240km/h in qualifying at the Jeddah high-speed highway circuit on Saturday local time, the team said. Haas was quoted as saying by AFP on Sunday.

"Schumacher has been taken to the trackside medical center following a serious crash at Turn 12," Haas said.

"After an assessment was carried out he showed no injuries, he was transferred to the King Fahad Armed Forces Hospital in Jeddah for a preventive examination."

"The team then took the decision to enter the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix with the only entry Kevin Magnussen," continued Haas.

The 23-year-old German, son of F1 legend Michael Schumacher, should have started Sunday's race in 14th place.

However, his weekend ended in gruesome fashion when he lost control of his Haas at such high speed that it crashed into a pavement and then crashed into a parapet.

Two of the wheels of his vehicle were separated from the car body due to the impact during the second practice session of the Saudi GP.
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