Mick Schumacher left Austria with a fractured hand after his accident in race 2 which saw his car get spun into the pit wall by Thomas Preining. As a result he did not compete in race three, and time will tell whether he’ll be fit for the next round in Spa-Francorchamps on the 20th June.
The incident occurred at the end of race 2. Schumacher had worked his way up to tenth after a few front runners had dropped out. With a few minutes of the race to go, home favourite Preining got the drag on Schumacher down the pit straight. As he moved to come out from behind the German, Preining hit the back of Schumacher’s gearbox, spinning him into the inside pit barrier nose first.
Schumacher at first appeared uninjured, but would be taken to hospital for precautionary checks where the fractured hand was discovered. The race was subsequently red flagged, which meant the results were taken from the previous racing lap. Schumacher picked up a point as a result of his tenth place.
Preining was later given a 30-second penalty as a result. But, unlike Schumacher, would compete in race 3, where Mick’s Van Amersfoort Racing team mate, Joey Mawson won from Pole.
Schumacher had already crashed out of race 1 on Saturday after misjudging the braking point into turn two at the Red Bull Ring on the first lap, he leaves Austria with only 1 point.