Michael Schumacher reassured fans that he was totally fine following a horrific accident at yesterday’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
The former 7 time world champion was lucky to escape serious injury following an incident with Force India driver Vitantonio Liuzzi. Schumacher spun early on into the first lap of the Grand Prix, and Liuzzi came flying around the corner to be greeted with Schumacher stranded in the middle of the circuit. The Italian drivers car bounced up onto the Mercedes Benz narrowly missing Schumacher’s helmet. The German was helpless inside the cockpit.
Both drivers emerged unscathed, and shook hands on their way back to the pitlane.
Schumacher said: “I went off the line, spun and because of the dirt there, the back of the car just came around.
“I had to go to the medical centre just for a precautionary check, but I am totally fine and was not hit by anything in the incident.”
It was a sad end to a poor come back year for Schumacher. He had shown good pace towards the end of the season, and said he was looking forward to competing again next year with his German backed Mercedes Benz outfit.
“What happened is a shame as obviously I would have liked to have finished the season with a more positive ending,” he added.
“But I am already looking forward to fighting again next year.”