Mick Schumacher in tears after devastating mishap at Monaco GP

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Mick Schumacher, pictured here in tears after crashing out of practice for the Monaco Grand Prix.
Mick Schumacher appeared to be in tears after crashing out of practice for the Monaco Grand Prix. Image: F1/Getty

Mick Schumacher was reportedly in tears after crashing out of the third practice session in Monaco on Saturday, ruling him out of qualifying.

Schumacher smashed up his Haas car on the streets of Monaco, forcing the session to be red-flagged.

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The 22-year-old will not forget his first Monaco weekend in a hurry for all the wrong reasons after oversteering coming out of Casino Square to smash into the barriers, ripping off his car's entire rear leftwing.

Schumacher, whose father Michael was a five-time Monaco winner, was unhurt in the accident.

However it gave his team's mechanics an impossible job to repair his extensively damaged car in the two hours before qualifying.

"Unfortunately Mick won’t compete in this afternoon’s #MonacoGP Quali session, due to chassis damage sustained in the #FP3 accident," Haas tweeted.

As a result Schumacher's first experience of Formula One's mythic race will be tainted by having to start in 20th place on Sunday's grid.

The young German appeared to be in tears as he was consoled by his team.

The young Schumacher has endured a nightmare start to his F1 career with Haas, with he and teammate Nicholas Latifi struggling at the back of the pack.

Fans were left gutted by the latest dramas on Saturday.

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Charles LeClerc takes pole despite crashing

Charles Leclerc will start on pole for his home Monaco Grand Prix after setting the fastest time in qualifying, despite crunching his Ferrari into a wall which could yet lead to a penalty removing him from the front of the grid.

Red Bull's Max Verstappen will set off alongside the locally-born Leclerc on Sunday in the most iconic of all Formula One venues, with world champion Lewis Hamilton down in unfamiliar territory on the fourth row.

Qualifying was red-flagged towards the end of Q3 after Leclerc's smash, depriving the likes of Hamilton and Verstappen a chance to topple the man from Monaco's time of 1min 10.346sec with a flying lap.

Mick Schumacher's car, pictured here being towed away after the accident.
Mick Schumacher's car was towed away after the accident. (Photo by Hasan Bratic/picture alliance via Getty Images)

Leclerc may have learned to swim in the pool adjacent to the chicane where he crashed, but his record on the streets he grew up in is pointless.

He admitted he was "worried" about a penalty for a change of gearbox but should take heart from this clear signal that his legendary F1 team has hauled itself out of a worrying slump.

"It's a shame to finish in the wall, it doesn't feel the same but I'm incredibly happy about my lap," he said.

"I could feel I was quite emotional in the car - now it's Q3, now it's time to put everything together. 

"I managed to do so and I'm incredibly happy."

Hamilton was only seventh and it was also a disappointing day for Australia's Daniel Ricciardo, who qualified in 12th in his McLaren - seven places behind his teammate Lando Norris.

Carlos Sainz finished fourth in the other Ferrari.

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