Mick Schumacher will miss qualifying after crashing heavily during FP3 for the 2021 Monaco Grand Prix, the rookie, in tears, seen being consoled by his team.
Adding insult to injury is that the cash-strapped Haas team do not have the resources, or time, to repair the broken car within the few hours between sessions, meaning Schumacher will watch his rivals this afternoon, during qualifying for his first Monaco Grand Prix
Haas reported on Twitter:
Unfortunately Mick won’t compete in this afternoon’s #MonacoGP Quali session, due to chassis damage sustained in the #FP3 accident. #HaasF1 #MonacoGP pic.twitter.com/slJ5XM1Q1l
— Haas F1 Team (@HaasF1Team) May 22, 2021
Rookie Schumacher, who this weekend has been outshone by teammate Nikita Mazepin, lost control of his Haas on the exit of Casino Square and speered into the barriers in the closing stages of the one-hour session.
Schumacher, 22, sustained severe damage to the left-hand side of his car appeared in tears as he was comforted by his team in the pit garage.
Nicholas Latifi also crashed when he clipped the barrier on entry to the Swimming Pool before clipping the kerbs and slamming the wall.
For young Schumacher, who has until today hardly put a foot wrong in an inadequate car and without a teammate to provide a proper benchmark, it will be an stark reality check of the sport at the highest level.
For inspiration, he could turn to his father’s glittering record at the sport’s most prestigious venue; Michael Schumacher finished fourth in his first visit to the Principality for the 1992 Grand Prix. Thereafter he went on to win five-times, in 1994, 1995, 1997, 1999 and 2001.
🚩 RED FLAG 🚩
Mick Schumacher has a big crash, but he is safely out of the car #MonacoGP 🇲🇨 #F1 pic.twitter.com/KH5sG35jLR
— Formula 1 (@F1) May 22, 2021