Ralf sees ‘very annoying’ aspect of Mick’s crash

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Ralf sees ‘very annoying’ aspect of Mick’s crash

Ralf Schumacher has highlighted a “very annoying” facet of the heavy crash his nephew Mick skilled in Saudi Arabian Grand Prix qualifying.

The Haas driver smashed right into a barrier at excessive pace whereas pushing to achieve Q3 for the primary time in his Formulation 1 profession, with main harm sustained by the automotive however thankfully no accidents to Schumacher himself.

Not lengthy after the qualifying session, with the 23-year-old having been taken to hospital for precautionary checks, the Haas crew introduced Schumacher wouldn’t be competing within the following day’s race on the Jeddah Corniche Circuit.

The choice was not a lot a results of his personal wellbeing, extra {that a} rebuild of the VF-22 wouldn’t have been viable from a logistical and value perspective.

Due to this fact, Schumacher sat out the grand prix whereas his team-mate Kevin Magnussen completed ninth, scoring factors for the second consecutive race in a Haas automotive massively extra aggressive than was the case final season.

With the Dane having hit the bottom operating since his return to the crew as substitute for ousted Nikita Mazepin, Schumacher’s uncle, six-time F1 race winner Ralf, believes the 2020 Formulation 2 champion can ill-afford to be lacking out as a result of crashes.

Ralf sees ‘very annoying’ aspect of Mick’s crash

In his Sky Germany column, Ralf mentioned the accident was “an issue” for Mick and added: “Now he’s lacking one race of expertise. The error had very sturdy penalties, very annoying. However crucial factor is nothing occurred to him.”

Nonetheless, the 46-year-old former Williams, Jordan and Toyota driver believes the son of his brother Michael has what it takes to shrug off the Jeddah incident and push for his first F1 factors on the Australian Grand Prix.

“Mick’s crash appeared very dramatic, in fact, however each racing driver chops off such an accident in a short time,” mentioned Schumacher.

“And it was apparent it wasn’t that unhealthy for him, he’s super-fit. It’s extra delight as a result of he was on a quick lap and made a mistake.

“The crew then needed to determine to not let him drive so there can be sufficient elements for the subsequent race in Melbourne. Haas couldn’t take the chance – there are too few spare elements and the automotive was an entire write-off. And if one thing had occurred once more, he wouldn’t have been capable of compete in Melbourne.”


Spherical three of this season can be Mick’s first expertise of racing at Albert Park, though he mentioned: “I’ve been to Australia with my father and seen him race there. I’ve fond reminiscences of that, so I’m trying ahead all of the extra to having the ability to drive on this nice monitor myself.”




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