Mick Schumacher's brutal accident at 240 kmph Listen to this article

Formula 1 World Championship drivers are probably counting down the hours they spend in Saudi Arabia from Friday before they can turn the page on one of the busiest grand prix events of recent times. Following a missile and drone attack by Yemen’s Houthi rebels on the Aramco oil depot less than 20 miles from the Corniche circuit, runners debated for nearly four hours whether to go ahead with the grand prix schedule. On Saturday he did everything in his power to try to forget the incident and focused on merit, which was one of the most important moments of the weekend. It was then, during the second qualifying round of the training session, that the starting grid was set up, when another element entered the scene to trouble them: Mick Schumacher ruthlessly walled off with five minutes to go in Q2. Crashed in, the fastest interlaced path in a cornering areas.

After a longer stay in his car than usual, the German, who turned 23 this week, was medically removed from the passenger compartment of his Haas and taken to a medical center, from there by helicopter to a hospital. where they were already waiting for him to get the CT scan done. Prior to this, the pilot, practically out for the race this Sunday (7:00 p.m. on DAZN), was even able to talk to his mother, Corinna, to reassure him. .

Regarding the dynamics of the accident, live television show images – the demonstration did not repeat until an hour later – showed how Schumacher climbed onto the inside edge of Turn 11, and the prototype was sputtered towards Turn 12, in which It crashed sideways at a speed of about 240 kilometers per hour. His team of technicians had lost any contact with the boy until the debris stopped tossing around, as both radio and telemetry had been reduced to rubble.

“Mick doesn’t have any obvious injuries, but the doctors want to make sure there are no problems as a result of the G forces he’s had to endure,” agreed North American Composition director Guenther Steiner for Sky Microphones. “We haven’t been able to talk to him because the blow destroyed everything, but the data doesn’t show anything damaged or broken,” said the executive, logistically grateful for all the safety measures implemented in the cars. Particularly important is the one that entered the scene with this 2022 sight, and which makes crash tests of the chassis difficult, so that they absorb 15% more energy in the event of a Schumacher-like impact.

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