For the second time this season, Mick Schumacher he was unable to take part in qualifying for a Grand Prix. As had already happened in Monte-Carlo, in fact, also in Budapest the young German Haas rookie made an expensive mistake in PL3. The reigning F2 champion in fact has lost control of his car in turn 11, crashing into the protective barriers. Despite the frantic work of the mechanics in the pits, the team was unable to repair the car in time to get Schumacher to the track.
At the end of the day, the German explained what had happened, apologizing to the team for the mistake and revealing that it would only take five more minutes for his mechanics to get the VF-21 damaged in the accident at the end of the morning back on track. “Unfortunately the way I hit the wall made things very complicated to repair the car later – commented Schumacher – it was once again an unlucky moment, because we lost the qualifications again “. The German would have needed that red flag, exposed instead in Q2 due to the mistake of Carlos Sainz.
“I am very proud of how the team has managed to get so close [a rimettere la macchina in pista]. I think we were about five to ten minutes from exiting the car – concluded the son of seven times world champion Michael Schumacher – it would have been enough to have a red flag or whatever and we would have been able to do at least one lap” he confirmed.