Haas has given official confirmation that Mick Schumacher is “conscious” after the driver endured a frightening crash in Q2 at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix on Saturday.
Schumacher failed to control his Haas VF22 at Turn 12 at a time when he seemed to be pushing the car and extracting great pace.
Most drivers tend to stay at around 150 miles per hour on that particular corner, but Schumacher failed to control his car and subsequently collided with the wall.
It set the entire F1 world in a state of frenzy, with on-site medical vehicles being brought out to rescue Mick, son of the legendary Michael Schumacher.
Schumacher was then duly extricated from the car and rushed out via an ambulance.
A medical helicopter had to be used to help him make the journey to the King Fahad Armed Forces Hospital at a brisker pace.
Haas and FIA give positive Schumacher health update
Following this, Haas released a statement confirming the health of Mick.
“We have heard he is conscious and headed to Medical Centre,” it stated.
Schumacher looked like he was in red hot form just moments before the crash. He was eeking out a place among the top 10 fastest cars and was placed ninth on the timesheets.
Haas followed up its initial statement with another brief update.
“Can confirm Mick appears physically fine.
“He has spoken to his mom etc. Likely being taken to hospital for a scan as a precaution but awaiting FIA update on that.”
FIA was quick to alleviate any remaining doubt regarding Schumacher’s health.
In a stement, it said, “The FIA advises that an incident occurred during Qualifying for the 2022 FIA Formula 1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix today, 26/03/22, involving car #47, Mick Schumacher.
“Assessment at the Medical Centre revealed no injuries, and he has been transferred to King Fahad Armed Forces Hospital, Jeddah, for precautionary checks.”