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Schumacher to miss Saudi Arabian GP after qualifying shunt

Schumacher to miss Saudi Arabian GP after qualifying shunt

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Schumacher to miss Saudi Arabian GP after qualifying shunt

Schumacher to miss Saudi Arabian GP after qualifying shunt

Mick Schumacher will sit out the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix following his monster shunt during qualifying team principal Guenther Steiner has confirmed.

Schumacher lost the rear of the car at turn 12 while doing around 150mph, smashing into the barrier and requiring a precautionary trip to hospital after medics extracted him from the car.

The incident caused a lengthy red-flag period as the wrecked car was cleared with extra time taken by race officials to rid the circuit of oil that had been deposited by the crash.

Following check-ups at the nearby hospital, it has now been made official that the German will not take any further part in the weekend's proceedings.

“The best thing is that Mick has apparently no injuries, he’s in the hospital right now and being evaluated by the doctors, so he is in good hands at the moment,” said Steiner.

“There is a possibility that he’ll have to stay for observation overnight at the hospital. Based on these facts and where we are, we have decided not to field his car tomorrow.”

Haas will continue to prepare for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix with Kevin Magnussen, who once again reached Q3 and will line up 10th on the grid.

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