Mick Schumacher ruled out of qualifying after big crash in final practice in Monaco
Mick Schumacher has been ruled out of qualifying in Monaco after the German rookie suffered a big crash into the barriers in the last seconds of final practice on Saturday.
Schumacher was sitting an impressive P14 on the timesheet when he lost the rear end of his car coming out of Casino Square - not long after Williams' Nicholas Latifi had caused a red flag of his own for crashing at the Swimming Pool.
After the initial impact with the barriers, the Ferrari-powered VF-21 slid down the road before coming to a halt with substantial damage, particularly to the left-hand side. Schumacher climbed unharmed from the car, but was clearly upset with himself.
And with only two hours between the end of practice and the start of qualifying you could understand why, with Schumacher’s mechanics given little time to repair the car for Q1.
But after the session had finished, Haas confirmed Schumacher would not be able to take part in qualifying "due to chassis damage sustained in the FP3 accident".
It means the German youngster will need dispensation from the stewards to start Sunday's race, while Nikita Mazepin will be the only Haas driver running in qualifying this afternoon.