Mick Schumacher's Car Splits In Two In Frightening Crash At Monaco GP
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Formula One driver Mick Schumacher had a frightening crash at the Monaco Grand Prix, which saw his car split in two.
The scary incident happened at Lap 27 of the Monte Carlo race as the 23-year-old German lost control of his Haas car.
Schumacher's vehicle spun out and collided with the barrier, before shooting off into a wall and shockingly splitting in half.
The driver - the son of the legendary driver of Michael Schumacher - surprisingly walked away from the incident without injury.
A safety car was deployed to clear the track of the debris, however, the race was stopped with a red flag as drivers had to proceed to the pit lane for the track to be cleared and the barrier repaired.
The race had already been delayed by more than an hour over safety concerns due to heavy rain.
Following the race, Schumacher said: “I’m feeling alright, it’s very annoying.
“In terms of pace, we were definitely there and it’s just a matter of keeping it on track - unfortunately, I wasn’t able to do that.
“The pace felt strong and it felt like we were able to attack and push.
"Unfortunately, I went a bit too wide, probably about 10 centimetres at the end, and that’s enough to lose all grip that you thought you had and the result is what happened.”
The incident also meant that Haas’ Monaco GP hopes went up in flames as Schumacher’s teammate Kevin Magnussen had already retired with a power unit issue.
Haas team boss Gunter Steiner spoke about the incident later in the day.
He said: “With Mick, we obviously saw what happened.\
“It’s not very satisfactory having a big crash again. We need to see how we move forward from here.”
Schumacher hasn’t had the best of times this year, with his latest crash signalling his second high-impact crash of the year.
In March this year, Mick Schumacher lost the back end of his Haas VF-22 while riding over kerbs and spinning heavily into the wall at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit.
The crash saw Schumacher withdraw from the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, however, he escaped serious injury.
Sergio Perez won the Monaco Grand Prix for Red Bull after Ferrari made a strategic blunder, pitting both Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc at the same time, meaning they lost time on the Red Bulls.
Australia’s Daniel Ricciardo finished 13th in the race.