Schumacher’s massive crash at Monaco Grand Prix

Mick Schumacher missed qualifying at the Monaco Grand Prix after crashing his Haas during the final free practice session.

The F1 rookie lost control late in the session and crashed heavily into the barriers at Casino Square.

His VF-21 car sustained significant damage to the rear and left side. Haas later confirmed that he would have to miss qualifying, held just two hours later. His teammate, Nikita Mazepin, finished last of the qualifying starters, meaning that he is 19th on the grid and Schumacher 20th.

“I just over-pushed the car in FP3. Frankly that’s it and I feel very sorry for the team,” Schumacher said, per Haas.

“It’s very unfortunate but it won’t put us down. This is a special track, a special venue, so I hope the race will be exciting.”

Haas team principal Guenther Steiner said: “In qualifying, well obviously Mick couldn’t start with the damage he had, so we now get his car ready for tomorrow’s race.

“Otherwise, Nikita did a good job. Our car is just not performing good enough, we are always disappointed.”

Schumacher also hit the barriers at Massenet during the second practice session on Thursday. His Saturday crash may have been costly; he was 14th on the timesheets in FP3 despite driving the worst car on the grid.

Schumacher is 18th in the driver standings this season, ahead of Williams’ Nicholas Latifi and Mazepin.

Charles Leclerc took pole position for Ferrari at the Monaco GP, ahead of Max Verstappen.

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