F1 driver Romain Grosjean 'saw death coming' in terrifying fireball crash

Thursday, 31 Dec, 2020

Romain Grosjean Haas auto burst into flames on impact with the barrier.

"He is just trying to get better to be in the auto in Abu Dhabi". The happiness I had when I was told that I didn't need the full dressing anymore and could use my finger was huge.

"But I'm very pleased for people's kind words". Steiner believes they have enough spare parts to construct one for the upcoming weekend at the Sakhir Grand Prix. "I think it went so quick that he can not remember it". "We've discussed that over breakfast this morning", he said.

The Haas F1 vehicle tore apart on impact and burst into flames, leaving Grosjean to escape from his cockpit that had become embedded in the barrier.

"But also there is the need to get back in the vehicle, if possible in Abu Dhabi, to finish my story with Formula One in a different way".

What resulted was a fiery explosion, with Grosjean lucky to be largely unhurt, and emerging from the flames seconds later.

As Grosjean appeared at the top of the barrier, Roberts could reach in and grab hold of him. "I saw my visor turning all orange, the flames on the left side of the auto".

The Scuderia AlphaTauri Honda driver cannot be faulted in anyway for his part in the clash that thankfully saw Grosjean escape serious injury, with the Haas F1 Team driver cutting across the front of the Russian's auto on the exit of turn three. According to the latest updates, he is expected to be let out of the hospital in Manama around Tuesday.

Van der Merwe said being called a hero was "slightly embarrassing".

"I thought about a lot of things".

Horror-crash survivor Romain Grosjean admitted the "halo" protection system that he opposed when it was initially introduced to Formula 1 had saved his life on Sunday. "I think that shows that he wants to keep on doing it".

Grosjean's fellow drivers are asking questions about how it was allowed to happen at all.

Verstappen then had his say and suggested that a driver who doesn't want to race wouldn't stay in the sport for very long.

He was set to be discharged from the Bahrain Defence Force Hospital on Tuesday but doctors kept him in for a third night before he was released on Wednesday morning.

"For sure when you do an investigation you come up with how each bit can be developed better for the future to be safer, but as far as I know they have no issues with our vehicle at all and everything was to the regulations".

He broke through the barriers on the opening lap of Sunday's race, which tore his vehicle in two before it caught fire.

"That process will continue", FIA race director Michael Masi said. "But the process of learning is ongoing".