There were anxious moments during Formula 1 qualifying in Saudi Arabia. Haas pilot Mick Schumacher crashed his car into the concrete wall on the left. He was then thrown back onto the track and thundered against the track barrier on the right-hand side. The most important thing: Mick Schumacher remained unhurt. The son of Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher had to be taken to the hospital by helicopter. But he was able to leave the hospital the same evening.
However, the car was a total loss. According to Haas team boss Günther Steiner, the repair costs for Mick Schumacher’s damaged Formula 1 car could be up to one million dollars. Transmission, body, cooling and almost the entire wheel suspension were destroyed, said Haas team boss Günther Steiner. Only the left suspension is still reasonably intact. “The rest is like powder, pulverized carbon fibers.” When asked about the amount, Steiner said, “Between half a million and a million.” According to the South Tyrolean, the “chassis does not look destroyed.” According to Ferrari, the “engine looks okay, so does the battery pack,” said the Haas team principal.
Haas got off to a good start in the first two races of the new season. Because Denmark’s Kevin Magnussen scored points in both Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, the US team is fifth in the constructors’ championship. The next Grand Prix is the Australian Grand Prix on April 10th in Melbourne.