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Sport Grosjean pays tribute to F1 halo after surviving 137mph Bahrain GP crash

00:00  30 november  2020
00:00  30 november  2020 Source:   autosport.com

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Jean Grosjean emerged relatively unscathed from a huge explosion at the Bahrain GP before Lewis Hamilton went on to win. Safety staff rush to the site of Romain Grosjean ’s crash . Photograph: Kamran Jebreili/EPA.

Formula One driver Romain Grosjean appears to have escaped with burns after his car crashed and burst into flames moments after the start of the Bahrain Romain Grosjean pictured on a screen escaping his crash . The halo is a safety device that forms a protective ring around the drivers’ head.

Romain Grosjean paid tribute to the halo for saving him in the terrifying crash at the start of the Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix as he recovers in hospital.

Grosjean pays tribute to halo after Bahrain GP crash © LAT Images Grosjean pays tribute to halo after Bahrain GP crash

Haas F1 driver Grosjean crashed out exiting Turn 3 on the opening lap of the race in Bahrain on Sunday, hitting the barrier on the right-hand side of the track at 137mph with a force of over 50g.

The severity of the collision with the barrier tore Grosjean's Haas VF-20 car in two, and caused a huge fire to break out.

Grosjean was able to escape from the fire quickly and was swiftly met by FIA medical staff, with the monocoque of his car remaining lodged in the middle of the barrier.

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Formula One driver Romain Grosjean was involved in a horrific crash that left his car engulfed in flames at the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday, causing The French driver miraculously emerged from the flames after several seconds and was immediately tended to by the track side emergency services.

F 1 driver Romain Grosjean is lucky to be alive -- SUPER LUCKY -- because his car exploded in flames and was literally ripped apart during the Bahrain Grand Prix. The race barely got started during the first lap of the race, his car made contact with another car and it sent him careening into the barrier.

The Frenchman was taken to the Bahrain Defence Force hospital where he was found to have sustained burns to the back of both hands.

But after initial concerns he had broken at least one of his ribs, all X-rays completed showed no signs of any fractures.

In a video posted to his Instagram account from his hospital bed, Grosjean spoke to his fans to give an update on his condition and thank those who helped him emerge without major injury.

"Hello everyone, I just wanted to say I am OK - well, sort of OK," Grosjean said, before making reference to the big white bandages on his hands.

"Thank you very much for all the messages. I wasn't for the halo some years ago, but I think it's the greatest thing that we've brought to Formula 1, and without it I wouldn't be able to speak with you today.

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Lewis Hamilton won the Bahrain Grand Prix but it's a race that will be remembered for a huge crash Just clear of turn two on the openinglap, Grosjean lost control of his Haas car and rammed into the I ’m so grateful the halo worked." The halo was introduced following the death of French driver Jules

Romain Grosjean climbs to safety after surviving huge F 1 crash at Bahrain GP . Per ESPN: “The Halo is a titanium structure that sits above the car’s cockpit to protect the driver’s head from flying Flames seen from the crash scene after Haas’ Romain Grosjean crashed out at the start of the race

"So thanks to all the medical staff at the circuit, at the hospital, and hopefully I can write you quite soon some messages and tell you how it's going."

Grosjean will remain in hospital overnight to undergo treatment for the burns on the back of his hands, as well as being subject to further observation from the doctors.

police officers riding on the back of a car: Grosjean pays tribute to halo after Bahrain GP crash © LAT Images Grosjean pays tribute to halo after Bahrain GP crash

Haas is yet to confirm whether or not he will be fit to drive in next weekend's Sakhir Grand Prix, but team principal Gunther Steiner was confident Grosjean would want to be in the car if he was fit enough.

"Knowing him, he wants to be back, but we'll see that tomorrow when they take the bandages off because he has no idea what they look like," Steiner said.

"For me at the moment, the only good thing is, nothing bad happened. For sure it wasn't good, but he's safe, he's healthy.

"The rest we'll see tomorrow when we speak with the doctors."

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