MICHAEL SCHUMACHER’s nephew David was involved in a scary accident at the DTM event at Hockenheim today.
As the 20-year-old wrestled with Thomas Preining on lap 6, a collision at Turn 8 threw both cars off the track and towards the guardrail.
The crash of Schumacher and Preining caused big problems for Porsche ace Dennis Olsen.
The Norwegian lost control of his car while trying to avoid a pile-up – and crashed into a guardrail.
Moments later, the impact briefly set his car on fire.
Luckily, all drivers escaped the accident, although Schumacher, Preining and Olsen were all taken to the medical center for a check-up.
While the drivers were fortunately safe, the same could not be said of their cars – the crash caused expensive damage.
The red flag was immediately waved, delaying the race.
The procedure finally resumed one lap behind the safety car.
David Schumacher is the son of Ralf, brother of F1 legend Michael, and cousin of Haas star Mick.
Seven-time world champion Michael has disappeared from public view since suffering a serious brain injury in a skiing accident in the French Alps in December 2013.
He was placed in a medically induced coma until June 2014 and is now back home in Switzerland with his family.
Since the horrifying incident almost nine years ago, Michael, 53, has lived an extremely private life – with very little news about his health.
Mick’s F1 future, meanwhile, is up in the air with Haas yet to extend his contract beyond the end of this year.
Should Haas decide to go another direction, Mick could be offered an F1 lifeline from Williams – who are not renewing Nicholas Latifi’s contract.
Asked about speculation, Williams team boss Jost Capito said: “Mick deserves to stay in Formula 1. We’ll see if that happens, but he’s definitely an option for us.”
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