Rain chaos in Monaco: Sergio Perez in the Red Bull secured victory ahead of Carlos Sainz in the Ferrari. World champion Max Verstappen finished third ahead of pole setter Charles Lecler. Mick Schumacher split his car into two parts.
Mick Schumacher had a serious accident in the rain chaos at the Monaco Grand Prix, but survived it uninjured. The Haas racing car of the 23-year-old German Formula 1 driver was torn in two when the crash hit the crash barriers on the narrow course on Sunday. Schumacher was able to leave the destroyed car under his own power. The rear was severed from the rest of the car.
He had lost control of the car on the drying course, spun and then hit the side violently. It was the second serious accident of the son of record champion Michael Schumacher this season, in Saudi Arabia he had an accident in qualifying. The race in Monaco had to be interrupted after Mick Schumacher’s crash to clean the track.
Max Verstappen defends championship lead
After that, Sergio Perez defended his lead in the Red Bull. The race could not be completed due to the time limit. After three hours and 64 laps it was over. Normally the drivers complete 78 laps in Monte Carlo. Carlos Sainz in the Ferrari was second, world champion Max Verstappen finished third. The big loser was Charles Leclerc in the Ferrari, who was fastest all weekend and started from pole position. However, the rain resulted in a series of pit stops that did not go well for Leclerc. In the driving classification, defending champion Verstappen is still six points ahead of Leclerc.