The Haas F1 team have confirmed that their driver, the 23-year-old German Mick Schumacher, is conscious after he was involved in terrifying single car high speed crash at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit ahead of Sunday’s second race of the Formula 1 season in Saudi Arabia.
Schumacher, the son of F1 icon Michael, was on a hot lap in the second stage of qualifying when he lost control of his Haas VF22 on turn 12 in Jeddah, smashing into a wall to his left before coming to a stop against the opposite barrier.
His car was badly damaged in the crash, losing both of the tires on its right side. Television images also showed immediate concern from the Haas team and its pit crew just seconds after the accident. It was estimated that his car was traveling at a speed of around 150 miles per hour at the time of the crash.
Schumacher was quickly removed from the car and he was moved to an ambulance.
An initial statement from Haas said: “We have heard he is conscious and headed to Medical Centre.”
In another update, Haas said they “can confirm Mick appears physically fine.”
“He has spoken to his mom etc. Likely being taken to hospital for a scan as a precaution but awaiting FIA update on that.”