Formula 1: accident just before the end in Miami! Schumacher and Vettel react | Formula 1 news

In addition to the victory of Max Verstappen, the topic of talks after the premiere Grand Prix in Miami was the momentous disaster of Sebastian Vettel and Mick Schumacher shortly before the end. Both pilots commented on the scene right after the race.

It looked so good for a long time. Both Sebastian Vettel at Aston Martin and Mick Schumacher at Haas fought for points and fought various duels with Esteban Ocon, Kevin Magnussen and Co. over many laps.

However, shortly before the end, the worst-case scenario happened from the German point of view. Vettel and Schumacher collide and are left far behind. They both have to pit, for Vettel the race ended prematurely. After all, there is nothing quantifiable either for Heppenheimer or for Schumacher. The son of F1 legend Michael Schumacher must therefore continue to wait for the first championship point of his career.

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Max Verstappen takes a premiere win in Miami ahead of Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sain. Mick Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel collide shortly before the end of the race, lying in a promising position (video length: 11:14 minutes).

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Mick Schumacher looks for mistakes in himself

After the race, both pilots who are friends immediately sky Microphone position related to malfunction.

Schumacher: “If you look at it this way, I might just try harder to move on. It’s a shame. It’s a shame for both of us. I will definitely talk to him about it. view, then goes to Barcelona ”, the 24-year-old does not seem furious with his more experienced compatriot. On the contrary: he even looks for guilt within himself.

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Mick Schumacher crashes with Sebastian Vettel shortly before the end of the race and is shocked – but can still remember a good weekend (movie length: 1:51 min.).

Vettel: “I’m sorry”

Likewise, Vettel clearly blames his cap. “It’s really stupid for both of us. Sorry we both don’t. I thought I had a bend and I’m in front. I wasn’t expecting him and when I saw him it was too late. I have to watch it again, but of course it’s bitter for them. I haven’t been able to talk to him yet. I tried to find it, but it wasn’t there yet.

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Sebastian Vettel apologizes after the accident with Mick Schumacher (video length: 57 seconds).

Ralf Schumacher blames Vettel

In error analysis sky The expert Ralf Schumacher is clearly on the side of Vettel. According to Schumacher, Heppenheimer should have left the seat. – Mick can’t just dissolve into thin air. Sebastian needs to look in the mirror. In case of trying to overtake Mick sky Expert understanding, even if the pilot should have designed it a bit differently: “Mick has to try there. But you can see that he hesitates a little. Maybe he didn’t have to do that at all because he might have had a curve through … just brake a little later. “

And further: “The thing is they both get on very well with each other and that Sebastian has again confirmed that he was not expecting him. If he saw him, he would surely leave this place for him. nice if Mick and Sebastian had finished with points. “

Vote in the event between Vettel and Schumacher

The two pilots will have another opportunity to do so in two weeks at the Spanish GP in Barcelona – as usual LIVE on Sky Sports F1 (to schedule).

UPDATE: After the race, the incident was investigated by race control and investigated whether there was any criminal behavior on the part of Vettel. In the night (German time) then the decision: “No further action” – so there is no penalty for Heppenheimer.

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