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2015-06-07 19:55

SECOND CRASH ON TRACK: Mick Schumacher (inset) suffered his second crash in as many days during F4 racing in Austria. Image: YouTube

VIENNA, Austria - Michael Schumacher's son Mick broke a hand in a second crash in as many days during a Formula 4 race at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria.

He started 16 but the plucky 16-year-old worked his way up to 10th on Sunday (June 7).

Then local driver Thomas Preining drove into the rear of his car, sending him into the armco and ending his race.


Doctors at a hospital said the break in his right hand was diagnosed "clean", AFP's subsidiary SID reported. In the video you can watch Mick's race car hit the barrier before stopping on the track.

Mick said: "I'm just simply super-disappointed."

VIDEO: Mick Schumacher breaks hand in F4 crash

On Saturday (June 6) Mick had the first of the weekend's crashes in F4.

Mick, who graduated from karting in 2015, winning for the first time in April 2015 in only his third race, escaped unhurt from his Saturday crash into a tyre barrier.

VIDEO: Mick Schumacher's F4 crash

In March 2015 Wheels24 reported that Mick kicked-off his single-seater career with a crash. That was during pre-season testing for the 2015 F4 championship at the Lausitzring circuit, Germany. He reportedly lost control of his car at 160km/h, reported German daily Welt.


In April 2015, Wheels24 reported that Michael Schumacher's manager, Sabine Kehm, was working hard to keep news about the health of her famous client quiet.

Kehm has carefully guarded Schumacher senior's privacy since he was injured in a skiing fall in 2013, .

Italy's Autosprint claims this was especially true through the early months of 2015 during which there was barely any news at all about the health of the former Ferrari and Mercedes driver multiple champion.


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