Bahrain GP: F1 Driver Romain Grosjean Miraculously Survives After Car Explodes
Romain Grosjean escapes horrific F1 crash at Bahrain GP as his car burst into a ball of fire
F1 Driver Romain Grosjean miraculously survived a horrific car crash at the Bahrain Grand Prix. The French driver’s Haas collided with Daniil Kyvat’s Alpha Tauri on turn three. Romain Grosjean F1 car exploded after smashing into a crash barrier.
The F1 driver had veered off track and drove directly into a three-tiered Armco steel barricade. His car split in half and immediately exploded in flames. Miraculously Grosjean emerged from the wall of fire behind that shattered fence. He soon climbed to safety with the aid of a track worker. Haas team principal Guenther Steiner told ESPN Grosjean is doing ok. He is suffering from minor burns and at least one suspected broken rib.
Check out the viral video here:
A horrific crash to start the #BahrainGP this evening. Thankfully, Romain Grosjean survived this hit and seems to be okay 🙏
Haas F1 Team says Grosjean has some minor burns, but is okay otherwise. pic.twitter.com/LeJ99gILN1
— UNB! Motorsports (@UNBMotorsports) November 29, 2020
We are so thankful that Romain Grosjean was able to walk away from this. We did not need a reminder of the bravery and brilliance of our drivers, marshals, and medical teams, nor of the advances in safety in our sport, but we truly got one today#BahrainGP 🇧🇭 #F1 pic.twitter.com/z8OeTU5Nem
— Formula 1 (@F1) November 29, 2020
Romain Grosjean is being treated for burns to his hands and will stay in hospital overnight. He took to social media and shared a video from his hospital bed. The Frenchman thanked medical teams and credited the Halo head protection device, for allowing him to walk away from the accident.
“Hello everyone, just wanted to say I am okay… sort of okay,” he said, as he waved hands heavily wrapped in bandages.
An update from Romain himself. Pleased to see you’re in good spirits! We hope you make a speedy recovery 🙏 pic.twitter.com/njnjjH4GBi
— Haas F1 Team (@HaasF1Team) November 29, 2020
The race was also suspended 45 minutes after the horrific accident.