Mick Schumacher crash leaves Haas with huge repair bill and race to be ready for Australia

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MICK SCHUMACHER was concerned in a horror crash throughout Saturday’s qualifying on the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, and subsequently missed Sunday’s all-important race.

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Mick Schumacher’s crash has left Haas in a giant spot of hassle forward of the Australian Grand Prix on April 10. Schumacher was concerned in a horror accident throughout Saturday’s qualifying in Saudi Arabia after colliding with the monitor facet at a pace of 170mph.

The German was then airlifted to hospital however was then thankfully discharged and given the all clear. Regardless of escaping any actual damage, Schumacher’s automobile was not so fortunate and his crew might effectively be set to pay as much as £760,000 in repairs, whereas in addition they face a race in opposition to time to get the machine prepared for the Australian Grand Prix.

Talking concerning the injury, crew principal Guenther Steiner revealed the chassis and engine appear to have survived the crash, nonetheless his crew nonetheless faces paying a hefty invoice. He advised The Race: “The chassis itself doesn’t appear to be damaged.

“The facet affect construction is, however you’ll be able to change them. Clearly we have to do a correct test on the chassis nevertheless it appears not too unhealthy, to be trustworthy. The engine additionally, I used to be advised from Ferrari, appears to be okay. The battery pack as effectively. After which all the remainder is damaged.”

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Mick Schumacher crash leaves Haas with huge repair bill and race to be ready for Australia

Mick Schumacher’s crash has proved a pricey one for Haas (Picture: GETTY)

Discussing the fee he added: “I believe the fee remains to be fairly excessive as a result of all of the suspension is gone, besides the front-left, I believe there’s nonetheless one thing on there. The remaining is rather like carbon powder. I don’t know money-wise however with these automobiles, between gearbox, the entire bodywork is gone, radiator ducts are gone, so it’s between half 1,000,000 and 1,000,000 I might say.”

Formulation 1 guidelines do state that groups are capable of get well a number of the prices from crash damages from their finances cap, nonetheless Steiner admitted his crew can’t afford many extra accidents of this magnitude with out it affecting their funds. On the finances cap rule he mentioned: “There’s a nominal quantity however in a racing crew you by no means might keep on with a finances like in a standard business enterprise.

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Mick Schumacher crash leaves Haas with huge repair bill and race to be ready for Australia

Haas boss Guenther Steiner opened up on Mick Schumacher’s damages (Picture: GETTY)

“As a result of you’ve got this threat, you’ve got clearly a contingency in there. However you probably have two or three like your contingency is fairly rapidly not a contingency anymore, it’s a loss.So that you simply must handle. Clearly, I hope we don’t have much more of them.”

Regardless of Schumacher’s crash there was nonetheless some excellent news for Steiner and Haas in Saudi. The German’s teammate Kevin Magnussen secured his crew factors for the second successive week, as he battled to a good ninth place end in Sunday’s race.


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