“Really wanted to say I was okay,” Mick Schumacher explains why he didn’t respond or move after his crash in Saudi Arabia

The driver suffered a massive crash during qualifying for the Saudi Arabian GP.

Mick Schumacher
Mick Schumacher

Mick Schumacher was on a flying lap in Q2 when he had hit the kerb on the final turn of the Jeddah circuit and crashed into the concrete wall with a force of 33g. This resulted in his car being thrashed into pieces which worried the paddock and the fans, as the accident appeared to be as terrible as it was found out in the report later.

After the accident, for a brief amount of time, no one knew how Mick was. There was no movement within the car, and there was no radio either. Mick’s health grew into a severe concern until the medical staff reached his car and got the driver into the ambulance.

Mick Schumacher explains two reasons as to why he didn’t make any move or contact with his team. And both of these reasons clearly explain the driver’s thought process.

Mick Schumacher’s reasons for no contact or movement

Mick Schumacher's crash at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix qualifying
Mick Schumacher’s crash at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix qualifying

As quoted by Sport1.de, Mick said, “I didn’t want to get out at first because I knew there would be a few more cars behind me. Accordingly, I just checked to see if everything was all right.”

Clearing out why he didn’t use the radio, Schumacher said, “Probably something was cut. I really wanted to say I was okay,” which is highly possible as evidenced by the video of the horrendous crash.

Mick Schumacher and Haas have been off to a great start in the 2022 season and were looking good in Saudi Arabia as well. The German driver would surely be eyeing his first championship points this season, now that he has a car to compete with.

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