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Schumacher OUT of Monaco qualifying after FP3 accident

Schumacher OUT of Monaco qualifying after FP3 accident

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Schumacher OUT of Monaco qualifying after FP3 accident

Schumacher OUT of Monaco qualifying after FP3 accident

Haas has confirmed Mick Schumacher will not take part in qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix after his car sustained heavy damage in a crash during final practice.

As the clock ticked close to zero in the Saturday morning practice session, Schumacher caused the red flags to fly for a third time this weekend after making contact with the barriers at Casino Square.

After the VF-21 was recovered to the garage, a team spokesperson confirmed: "Schumacher will not participate in Quali. Chassis damage evaluation on his VF-21 on-going."

The outcome is a bitter blow to Schumacher who, after trailing team-mate Nikita Mazepin in both Thursday practice sessions, had set the 14th fastest time of final practice.

Had this time been set in Q1, it is possible the German could have made his first Q2 appearance.

MAZEPIN CANNOT WASTE TIME IN QUALIFYING

At three of the first four F1 race weekends of the year, the two Haas drivers have registered the slowest times in qualifying, but the team has so far demonstrated promising more pace in Monaco.

Asked before Schumacher's FP3 crash if he had given the two rookie drivers advice on how to cope with the crucial session, Steiner answered: "No. It is so difficult to give instructions here. When you get onto a good lap without traffic you just need to go.

"I think what we need to try to do to get in a good lap because as soon as you have traffic your lap is destroyed anyway and where we are, you cannot make that one up.

“So our only chance is to say just always try to do your best.”

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