Mick Schumacher insisted on Saturday â€˜Iâ€™m OKâ€™ but he will not take part in Sundayâ€™s Saudi Arabian Grand Prix after crashing his Haas car at 240km/h in qualifying on Jeddahâ€™s high-speed street circuit.
â€œHi everyone, I just wanted to say that Iâ€™m ok. Thank you for the kind messages. The car felt great @HaasF1Team, weâ€™ll come back stronger,â€ tweeted the 23-year-old German driver who was airlifted to hospital after the crash.
After Mick Schumacherâ€™s crash Haas will run one car
Haas, meanwhile, said they will run just one car in Sundayâ€™s race with Kevin Magnussen carrying their hopes.
â€œSchumacher was taken to the trackside medical centre following a significant accident at Turn 12,â€ said Haas in a statement.
â€œAfter his assessment revealed no injuries, he was transferred to King Fahad Armed Forces Hospital in Jeddah for precautionary checks.Â
â€œThe team has subsequently taken the decision to contest the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix with the sole entry of Kevin Magnussen.â€
The German driver, the son of F1 legend Michael Schumacher, would have started Sundayâ€™s race in 14th position.
However, his weekend ended in terrifying fashion when he lost control of his Haas at high speed, clipped a kerb and then went straight into the wall.
Two wheels were torn away from the car in the impact during the second qualifying session.
Haas reported that Mick Schumacher appeared â€œphysically fineâ€ and had spoken to his mother, Corrina.