WATCH: Big Schumacher crash leads to red flag in Saudi Arabia
Lap 10 of the inaugural Saudi Arabian Grand Prix saw Haas driver Mick Schumacher crash heavily into the wall at Turn 23, causing extensive damage to his VF-21.
In a crash similar to Charles Leclerc’s Free Practice 2 shunt on Friday evening, Schumacher lost the back end of his Haas going through Turn 22, before slewing heavily into the Turn 23 barriers – with Schumacher apologising to his team for the error before climbing out of the car unaided.
The incident brought out a Safety Car, with Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas diving into the pits from P1 and P2, as Max Verstappen took over the lead – a move which played into Verstappen’s hands a few laps later when the race was red-flagged, with Verstappen allowed to change onto new tyres before the race restart under the regulations.
Watch the incident in the video player above.