Mick Schumacher destroys a car in an accident at the Monaco F1 Grand Prix

Mick Schumacher suffered a terrible accident when his car broke in half during the Monaco Grand Prix.

The 23-year-old German lost control of his car on lap 27 of the Monte Carlo race.

And as it spun, it hit the barriers before swerving the car into the wall and splitting it in half.

Schumacher walked away from the incident without serious injury, but the race was still red-flagged after attempts to clear debris with a yellow flag were unsuccessful.

Schumacher’s team Haas confirmed he was fine with a short tweet.

the mail read: “Mick has a really big accident at the pool chicane.

“He’s out of the car and he’s fine.”

The incident was Schumacher’s second high-speed crash of the season after he also suffered a big one in Saudi Arabia.

And this time it spelled the end of Haas’ hopes at the Monaco GP, as his other driver, Kevin Magnussen, had already retired from the race.

It came after the race was delayed by over an hour due to heavy rain causing safety concerns.

Formula One’s flagship race was due to start at 2pm BST on Sunday afternoon.

German Haas F1 Team driver Mick Schumacher crashes during the Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix at the Monaco street circuit on May 29, 2022.
Photo by CHRISTIAN BRUNA/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

But, with bad weather creating safety concerns moments before the cars were ready to go, the FIA ​​decided to call off the race.

It was then confirmed that the formation lap would start at 2:16 p.m., 16 minutes later than planned.

Mick Schumacher, 23, lost control of his car on lap 27 of the Monte Carlo race.
Mick Schumacher, 23, lost control of his car on lap 27 of the Monte Carlo race.
Photo by ANDREJ ISAKOVIC / AFP

But after a couple of formation laps behind the safety car, a red flag was waved and all drivers returned to the pits.

Then there was a long wait before the race started behind the pace car shortly after 3pm, more than an hour later than originally planned.

Haas' Mick Schumacher was in a terrible accident when his car split in half during the Monaco Grand Prix.
Haas’ Mick Schumacher was in a terrible accident when his car split in half during the Monaco Grand Prix.
Photo by LOIC VENANCE/AFP via Getty Images

This story originally appeared in The Sun and is republished here with permission.

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