ANDhe creepy accident suffered by Mick Schumacher in qualifying for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix It's going to be very expensive for Haas. And we
ANDhe creepy accident suffered by Mick Schumacher in qualifying for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix It’s going to be very expensive for Haas. And we have to give thanks because, fortunately, nothing happened to the heptacampen’s son.
Let’s remember that the car was wrecked. So after carrying out the pertinent evaluation, the conclusion has been reached that the damage caused to the VF-22 could suppose up to one million dollars (about 905,000 euros). That is what it will cost to repair it.
The accident took place at turn 10 of the Jeddah circuit. Mick, who was giving it his all to get through to Q3, lost control of the car and went into the guards at 270 km/h. The young pilot, 23 years old, suffered a 33G impact. However, the ’47’ came out unscathed from such a mishap.
And it could be worse…
“The chassis itself doesn’t seem to be broken. The side infrastructures are, but you can change them. Obviously we need to do a complete overhaul of the chassis, but it doesn’t look too bad to be honest. The engine, from what I’ve been told from Ferrari, It seems to be fine. The battery too. But then everything else is broken!” detail Guenther Steiner.
The Haas boss added: “I think the cost is still quite high because all the suspension has broken. I don’t know how much money, but with these cars, between the gearbox, the whole chassis, the radiator ducts, I’d say it’s going to cost somewhere between half a million dollars and a million to fix.”
For a financially troubled team like Haas this is a disaster. “We have a set aside, but in a racing team you can never stick to your budget like in a normal commercial business, because there is this risk. losses. So you only have to manage your resources. However, I hope we don’t have too many more accidents.” Steiner sentenced.
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