“Yeah I’m okay, sorry about that” – Mick Schumacher crashed out of the Saudi Arabian GP, capping off a learning rookie season for the F2 champion.
Mick Schumacher had a disappointing evening at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit, crashing out in Lap 22. Soon after, he relayed this message on the Haas team radio.
Yeah I’m okay, sorry about that.
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“Unfortunately it seems like I was pushing a bit too much trying to get back into the DRS window from George, and I lost it going into Turn 22.
“The pace seemed to be there, we were comfortably keeping up with the Williams and I think that’s really what we weren’t anticipating.
“Therefore, obviously [I was] highly motivated, and maybe a bit too much in that case.
“All of a sudden the car in front, who was George, he braked and I also tried to brake, but there was no way to stop from over 200 (km/h) to zero in that pace, and [I] just collected George.
“And then looking at the replay, there was a car on the inside. He tried to avoid it for himself but he wasn’t the last car, so he reacted on the high side and I just couldn’t avoid it.
“Because the track is so narrow, it’s like a traffic jam and going full speed inside it.”
Mick Schumacher and Haas have zero points from this season, and are set to finish P10 by a comfortable margin, unless Schumahcer and/or Mazepin conduct a miraculous drive in the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.