Perez takes pole, Leclerc second, Schumacher crash updates

Schumacher after an accident in the hospital, the debate about the family doctor is heating up

Mick Schumacher has been flown to hospital after a high-speed crash – less than 24 hours after the Saudi Arabia GP was put in doubt after a missile attack. writes BEN HUNT.

Drivers spent over four hours debating whether to enter this race after a fuel depot was hit by Houthis rebels just six miles away.

But it was on-track safety that took center stage last night as this race, billed as ‘the world’s fastest street circuit’, is fraught with extreme danger.

The Jeddah Corniche Circuit is characterized by long straights, few run-off areas and concrete walls.

Throughout Saturday, the track action was frequently interrupted due to accidents. But none more spectacular than that of Schuamcher, the son of seven-time world champion Michael.

Mick, who turned 23 this week, plowed into the wall at around 150 mph, destroying his Haas car.

Paramedics were immediately dispatched along with the ambulance, and after he was recovered from the rubble, he was taken to the medical center for examination.

His Haas team confirmed the German was conscious and had called his mother, Corinna, to let her know he was fine.

He was then taken on a stretcher to a waiting rescue helicopter.
Wrapped in a green blanket, he was then taken to the King Fahad Armed Forces Hospital in Jeddah for precautionary checks.

After a 57-minute delay, Sergio Perez clinched his first pole position of his F1 career in 215 attempts. Perez takes pole, Leclerc second, Schumacher crash updates


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