Mick Schumacher’s uncle slams Sebastian Vettel after Miami collision

Mick Schumacher was involved in a late collision with Sebastian Vettel at the Miami Grand Prix, forcing the Aston Martin driver to retire from the race.

Mick Schumacher was well on his way to achieving his first-ever Formula 1 points finish at the inaugural Miami Grand Prix, however, an over-ambitious move on Sebastian Vettel ruined his race.

Schumacher was in a great late-race battle with the Aston Martin driver for a spot in the lower end of the points places at the Miami International Autodrome.

It all came to an unwelcome end for both German drivers, after Schumacher dived up the inside at Turn 1 and ploughed straight into the side of his “mentor”.

Both drivers were quick on the radio following the collision, which saw Vettel retire from the race whilst Schumacher ended up finishing fifteenth due to needing a late nose-change.

Vettel told his team initially that he “didn’t see” his young German compatriot.

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Schumacher was clearly disappointed with his move after the race, the Haas driver explained that it was “a shame for both of us”.

“Very, very unfortunate for both of us,” said the Haas driver,

“If you look at it that way, I could have just stayed behind or tried harder to pass. But of course it’s always easy to talk about it afterwards.

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“In the end it’s a shame, a shame for both of us.”

Schumacher was initially more bitter over the radio though whilst the adrenaline was in full-swing, he stated that the corner was “clearly” his.

Schumacher’s uncle, Ralf Schumacher, spoke in support of his nephew after the race.

“Mick can’t just vanish into thin air,” he told Sky Deutschland,

“Sebastian has to look in the mirror.”

Both drivers eventually admitted though that perhaps there was more they could’ve done to have avoided the unfortunate collision, with both drivers in desperate need of a points finish.

Former F1 racer David Coulthard had a very different opinion on the Turn 1 incident.

The Scot was adamant that Vettel was at no wrong for his forced retirement, with full blame to be put on Schumacher’s shoulders.

Coulthard explained to Channel 4 how Vettel should give the Haas driver some “overtaking advice” due to the strong friendship the pair have.

“Those guys are good friends and I think that Seb’s trying to guide Mick a little bit into his Formula 1 career,” said Coulthard.

“He definitely needs to give him some overtaking advice.

“And I loved how Mick was on the radio going ‘I had the…corner’. He doubted himself as he said it.

“And I think when he reflects on it, he made a mistake, that door was always going to close.”