The Saudi Arabian Grand Prix has been red-flagged on lap 14 due to a heavy crash by Mick Schumacher.

The race at the new venue got off to a relatively clean start with only a few, non-critical contacts between the drivers. Lewis Hamilton led the getaway with Valtteri Bottas and Max Verstappen behind.

Mick Schumacher crashed on lap 10 with the wall through turns 21 and 22. This allowed drivers to pit for new tires, something which Mercedes took advantage of.

However, the big twist came when the race was red-flagged on lap 14, something which earned championship leader Max Verstappen a free tire change, a huge benefit in the fight for the victory.

No update has been given on the condition of Schumacher as of now. However, the driver walked away from the car and confirmed he was OK through the radio.

The race will restart at 21:15 local time.

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