Nürburgring’s first practice session of the weekend cancelled due to heavy rain and fog.
Both F2 drivers, Mick Schumacher and Callum Ilott, dream has been postponed another weekend due to an adverse climate.
Their dream has been snatched after a great F2 season. The 21-year-old German driver, Mick Schumacher, current championship leader will not be able to follow the footsteps of his father, Michael Schumacher, until next week when he will get on board on the Alfa Romeo F1 car, potentially the car he will drive once he makes his jump to the highest category of the motoring, meanwhile he will have to eagerly await his chance to drive a Formula 1 car for the first time.
The British young driver, Callum Ilott, faces the exact same conditions as he’s dream will also be postponed. Unlike Mick, the British driver will get on board of the Haas F1 car.
The current climate in western Germany made it impossible for the helicopter to fly safely.
FIA race director, Michael Masi, said:
“It is a bit challenging. Obviously with the fog that’s come in the medical helicopter is not able to take off and fly to the hospital. The distance by road is far too far should something occur”
This rule was implemented by the FIA in 1986 after an accident causing the death of Elio de Angelis, an Italian racing driver, at Paul Ricard circuit, in France.
Rain is expected throughout the whole day, Practice 2 is scheduled for 2pm; however, we still don’t know if the weather will allow us any truce. The forecast shows an improvement on Saturday and Sunday which will hopefully allow us to see some show at Nürburing after 7 years of waiting