Formula One was rocked by frightening scenes in the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday when Mick Schumacher's car split in two in a horrific crash.
Schumacher’s Haas spun out of control and collided with a barrier during a wet race in Monaco before splitting in two.
'HE IS DISTRAUGHT': Formula One stunned by 'horrible' scenes
The scary incident occurred on the way to Turn 15, with the 23-year-old losing control of his car on the wet surface.
Schumacher then clipped the wall with his front wing before spinning out of control and smashing into the Tecpro barrier.
Despite the wall being protected, it wasn't enough to stop Schumacher's car from splitting in two pieces.
Thankfully the young Schumacher - son of legendary driver Michael - was able to walk away from the crash and was uninjured.
A virtual safety car and proper safety car were then deployed before a full red flag to remove the two parts of Schumacher's wrecked machine and repair the barrier.
“I’m feeling alright, it’s very annoying,” he said afterwards.
“In terms of pace, we were definitely there and it’s just a matter of keeping it on track - unfortunately I wasn’t able to do that.
“The pace felt strong and it felt like we were able to attack and push.
"Unfortunately, I went a bit too wide, probably about 10 centimetres at the end, and that’s enough to lose all grip that you thought you had and the result is what happened.”
Haas teammate Kevin Magnussen had earlier retired with a power unit issue.
“With Mick we obviously saw what happened,” said team boss Gunter Steiner.
“It’s not very satisfactory having a big crash again. We need to see how we move forward from here.”
The crash left F1 fans and commentators completely stunned.
Holy crap. That car looks like it split in half. So glad to see Mick Schumacher get out of that one. Scary.
— Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) May 29, 2022
Oh my god!! Schumacher has spun out and harshly crashed to the barrier that is car splitting up!!
At least there's no explosion, but good lord, that was so bad, I guess we gotta bring out another red flag...!#MonacoGP
— Anthony Blackevil (@blackevil915) May 29, 2022
Oh my god Schumacher, that looks awful, glad he’s OK 😮
Expensive season for Haas gets even worse #MonacoGP
— Jack Phillips (@jackp_journo) May 29, 2022
— Top of the Trends (@toptrendsforyou) May 29, 2022
How has Schumacher walked out of that one😳 horrific crash
— Vaughan Richards (@Vaughanyboy) May 29, 2022
Jeez! Seeing Schumacher's car torn in half, immediately bring thoughts back of the Grojean incident.
Glad Schumacher is fine terrifying nonetheless #wtf1 #F1 @wtf1official #MonacoGP pic.twitter.com/c8YVgBPt2q
— Colesy (@ColesyGaming) May 29, 2022
— Conner Fleegle (@McFleegle) May 29, 2022
Sergio Perez claims victory after Ferrari blunder
Sergio Perez went on to won a chaotic and thrilling Monaco Grand Prix as Charles Leclerc's dreams of winning on home soil were shattered by his Ferrari team's blunder.
Leclerc navigated a rain-hit start - delayed by more than an hour following a deluge just a dozen minutes before the lights were due to go out on Formula One's most famous race - to control the early stages on Sunday.
But the Monegasque's race fell apart when Ferrari's strategy was exposed by Red Bull.
Perez moved from third to first in the switch from wet to slick tyres, with Leclerc's teammate Carlos Sainz second and world champion Max Verstappen third.
Leclerc slipped from pole position to cross the line in fourth, one place ahead of George Russell with Lando Norris sixth.
Leclerc led the field around the two-mile course, with Sainz behind and the Red Bull duo of Perez and Verstappen trailing.
With track position imperative at a circuit where overtaking is virtually impossible, the leaders were reluctant to switch to new tyres.
Red Bull blinked first, putting Perez on the intermediate tyres on lap 16, and it proved a masterstroke.
The Mexican delivered two speedy laps and when Leclerc stopped for the inter tread just two laps later, he emerged behind Perez.
It would get worse for the Monegasque when a pit-stop mix-up left him queuing behind Sainz as both Ferrari men changed to slicks.
In a matter of laps, Leclerc had dropped from first to fourth.
“F***, why?! What are we doing?!” Leclerc said when called in to pit.
Australia's Daniel Ricciardo, who wrote off his McLaren in second practice on Friday, improved one place from his grid position to finish 13th.
Perez finished just 1.1sec ahead of Sainz and the top four were separated by less than three seconds.
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