Sport Romain Grosjean: "I saw death coming!"

16:50  01 december  2020
16:50  01 december  2020 Source:   de.motorsport.com

Bahrain Grand Prix halted after Grosjean's car bursts into flames in scary crash

  Bahrain Grand Prix halted after Grosjean's car bursts into flames in scary crash Romain Grosjean walked away from an enormous crash on lap one of the Bahrain Grand Prix that left his car on fire.Grosjean suffered minor burns on his hands and ankles, his team confirmed on Sunday after the extraordinary incident on lap one led to an immediate red flag.

“ I see my visor turning all orange, I see the flames on the left side of the car. I thought about a lot of things – including Niki Lauda – and I thought that it wasn't possible to end up like that, not " I think there's going to be some psychological work to be done, because I really saw death coming ,” he said.

When I saw the images of Romain Grosjean ’s crash in Bahrain last Sunday, of course my mind raced back to my own experience in Macau two years ago. Whilst you try to move on, it is human nature. That accident was a life-changing experience for me and I ’m sure it will be for Romain .

Romain Grosjean speaks for the first time about the devastating accident in Bahrain, what went through his head and how things should continue for him

"I'm fine," says Romain Grosjean. Two days after the terrible fire accident in Bahrain , the Haas pilot gives an interview in the hospital for the first time. He clarifies the most important answers right at the beginning: "I would say I have Mickey's hands, otherwise I'm fine. The mobility is okay, that's the main thing. It's not nice, but it's not painful either, so I want to I'm not complaining. "

Aside from a few pictures and a message of greeting, Grosjean himself has so far not leaked anything from the hospital. The Haas pilot now describes his emotional world to the French TV station 'TF1' and how he experienced the accident last Sunday.

Hamilton: Grosjean's "horrifying" crash a reminder of F1 dangers

  Hamilton: Grosjean's Lewis Hamilton says Romain Grosjean's "horrifying" fiery accident on the opening lap of the Bahrain Grand Prix acts as a reminder of the danger of Formula 1 . © LAT Images Hamilton: Grosjean's crash a reminder of F1 danger Contact with Daniil Kvyat resulted in Grosjean crashing out at Turn 3, with the subsequent impact against the barrier tearing his Haas F1 car in two before sparking a large fire.Grosjean was able to clamber out of the wreckage that was quickly tended to by the FIA medical staff, who helped subdue the fire using extinguishers.

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 race to be halted.

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"I don't know if the word miracle fits here, but I would say that it wasn't about time for me (to die; editor's note)," he says. In any case, the time in the flames felt longer than the stated 27 seconds. "I could see my visor turning orange and to the left of the car I saw the flames."

The family in front of my eyes

"I thought of a lot of things, including Niki Lauda, ​​and thought it couldn't be over like this. Not now. I couldn't end my story in Formula 1 like this," says Grosjean. When he peeled himself out of the car, he had to hold his hand in the flames. "I could feel it burning on the chassis. And then I felt someone pulling on my suit. That's when I knew that I was outside."

Above all, the father of the family thought of his wife and three children in the car: "I had to get out of there for my children." His 5-year-old son Simon is sure that dad has magical powers and a magical protective shield made of love. "I have three children and he said that it protected me and that I was thrown out of the car because of it," said Grosjean. "Those are pretty strong words for a kid."

Grosjean to remain in hospital overnight for treatment

  Grosjean to remain in hospital overnight for treatment Tests on Romain Grosjean are yet to reveal any fractures, but he will stay in hospital for treatment on burns to his hands.The Bahrain Grand Prix, eventually won by Lewis Hamilton, was red-flagged on the first lap after the Haas driver's car erupted in flames and split into two.

Romain Grosjean ’s miraculous escape from the flames of his burning Haas car was testament to Formula One’s impressive safety record. Yet, somehow, the French driver emerged with only minor burns. While the halo has been credited for protecting Grosjean ’s head, new race suits introduced

Romain Grosjean walked away from a horrific, fiery wreck at the Bahrain Grand Prix. Here's what led to the crash, and what allowed Grosjean to escape On an ordinary Formula 1 track, Grosjean would have collided with a wall at a forgiving diagonal, spreading the impact out over the nose and sidepod

His eldest son Sacha, seven years old, was a little more rational and tried to understand it. "And my youngest girl painted a picture, 'for daddy's hand pain,'" he laughs.

"I saw death coming"

Grosjean was more worried about his family than about himself. "I think there will be some psychological work going to be necessary because I saw death coming. Even in Hollywood they get pictures like this don't go, "says the Haas pilot. "It was the biggest crash I've seen in my career."

Thank you so much for all your messages

Loving life pic.twitter.com/uTyfhTYTxP

- Romain Grosjean (@RGrosjean) November 30, 2020

"I would say that there is a feeling of happiness in me, that I am alive On the other hand, I have to get back in the car, if possible in Abu Dhabi, to end my story with Formula 1 differently. "

"It was almost like a second birth. The fact that I came out of the flames that day will shape my life forever. I have a lot of people who have shown me their love and that has really touched me. Sometimes I get from it moist eyes ", says Grosjean.

Haas to allow Grosjean to make call on racing next weekend at Sakhir GP

  Haas to allow Grosjean to make call on racing next weekend at Sakhir GP Haas Formula 1 boss Gunther Steiner says he will support any decision Romain Grosjean makes about participating in next week's Sakhir Grand PrixSteiner insisted that he wouldn't speculate about possible replacement drivers until he's talked to the Frenchman face-to-face today.

Once skeptical of the halo safety device on Formula One cars, Romain Grosjean acknowledged it likely saved his life after a horrific crash at the Bahrain Grand Prix that saw his car split in half and engulfed in flames.

Romain Grosjean (French: [ʁɔmɛ̃ ɡʁoʒɑ̃]; born 17 April 1986) is a racing driver with French-Swiss nationality who races under the French flag for the Haas F1 Team. He dominated the 2005 French Formula Renault championship at his first attempt and joined the Renault young driver programme.

Did Grosjean see the replays?

Grosjean has already described the story of his escape from the hell of flames in great detail, including team boss Günther Steiner. "He explained that to me very well," says Steiner. "What he asked me, however, was: 'How did I get there?'"

Romain Grosjean, Haas F1, is taken away on a stretcher after his opening lap crash © Motorsport.com Romain Grosjean, Haas F1, is taken away on a stretcher after his opening lap crash

Romain Grosjean, Haas F1, is taken away on a stretcher after his opening lap crash

Photo: Andy Hone / Motorsport Images

So Steiner described the scene with Daniil Kwjat that led to the accident. "He said to me: 'I didn't see the car'", said the South Tyrolean. "I don't want to put words in his mouth and say that he can't remember. I think he just didn't notice what he was doing. Everything went so quickly."

Steiner does not believe that Grosjean often watched this repetition. "I didn't want to ask him either, because that's his decision. I didn't want to put him in the stupid situation of having to say yes or no."

With images from Motorsport Images .

Mercedes willing to give Grosjean farewell F1 test .
Mercedes would be willing to give Romain Grosjean a private Formula 1 test to say farewell to the series if he is unable to race in Abu Dhabi next weekend . © LAT Images Mercedes willing to give Grosjean farewell F1 test Grosjean is currently recovering from injuries sustained in the terrifying accident on the opening lap of last Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix, where he escaped an impact with the barrier of 137mph and a fire that engulfed the monocoque.The Haas driver was ruled out of this weekend's Sakhir Grand Prix due to burns to his hands, but has set his sights on racing in Abu Dhabi next weekend.

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