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Sport Romain Grosjean rethinking possible IndyCar move after fiery Bahrain Formula 1 crash

19:40  04 december  2020
19:40  04 december  2020 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

Romain Grosjean walks away from horrific, fiery crash at Bahrain Grand Prix

  Romain Grosjean walks away from horrific, fiery crash at Bahrain Grand Prix Haas F1 driver Romain Grosjean was involved in a terrifying accident on the first lap of Sunday's Formula 1 Grand Prix that left his car ripped in half and engulfed in flames, but the French driver was fortunately able to get out of his car and hop over a safety…As drivers jockeyed for position soon after the start of the race, Grosjean veered across the front of Daniil Kyvat, made contact and was turned directly into a barrier at turn 3. Grosjean’s car made contact with the metal barrier and went through it, doing major damage to his car and causing an immediate explosion.

Romain Grosjean spoke to the written media for the first time since his fiery crash in the Bahrain Grand Prix, giving an enthralling and vivid account of his recollections of the accident that gripped the motorsport world, revealing an injury he had kept secret and discussing whether he’ll race in Abu

Romain Grosjean has returned to the scene of the crash that left his car engulfed in flames during the Bahrain Grand Prix, just four days after being pulled from the wreckage in an incident that came close to claiming his life. Romain Grosjean returned to the F 1 paddock © Reuters.

Could Romain Grosjean’s frightening crash in Bahrain lead to a change in plans?

Grosjean said Friday in Bahrain that he may not want to race in IndyCar in 2021 after his car exploded in flames following a head-on collision with the wall on the first lap of the Bahrain Grand Prix. Grosjean was engulfed in flames in the car for nearly 30 seconds before he got out with the assist of safety and medical workers.

He thankfully only suffered burns to his hands and ankles and no fractured bones. But the experience is something he has to consider before deciding if he wants to move to IndyCar in 2021.

From Racer:

“What is the hardest? For me it’s not what I went through — this is my life, my job and the risk we take,” Grosjean said. “But it’s what I put people through — my family, my parents, my kids, my wife, my friends. For two minutes and 43 seconds they thought their friend, their father, their husband, was dead. That is what I’m working on, because that made me cry. That I made people suffer to that extent.

Sebastian Vettel worried: Guardrails shouldn't break like that!

 Sebastian Vettel worried: Guardrails shouldn't break like that! Sebastian Vettel is worried how the guardrail was so damaged and how Grosjean's car could go up in flames - Answer from race director Masi That Romain Grosjean's car broke through the guardrail in his accident in Bahrain is worrying for Sebastian Vettel : "To be honest, I don't know how, but that way the guardrail shouldn't break," said the four-time world champion after the race in Sachir. "The most important thing is that he got out of there." "It's good that the cars are safer today than the

FIA investigates Grosjean Bahrain crash . 'It's a miracle he's alive' - Grosjean escapes fire. Jolyon Palmer column: 'I was wrong about the halo and Grosjean 's escape leaves Formula 1 with soul-searching to do. Speaking in an exclusive interview with BBC Sport, Leclerc said: “I have to be honest

Romain Grosjean thought of his three children as he pulled himself from the burning wreckage on " I thought about a lot of things, including Niki Lauda, and I thought that it wasn't possible to end up F 1 doctor Ian Roberts describes Romain Grosjean 's injuries sustained in fireball Bahrain GP crash .

“The first and only target at the minute is to try to get back to Abu Dhabi [on Dec. 12], see how it works for me. After that, obviously we were talking about IndyCar at one point; the thought now to have the risks of ovals and having a big shunt, my family far away and seeing it on TV, it’s hard and I don’t know if I could make it.

“But it’s all going to be worked out. I have decided not to take any decision for now until I get to Abu Dhabi, get some more time.

Grosjean has been mentioned as a possible driver for AJ Foyt Racing in 2021. His contract with Haas F1 is up at the end of the season and the team recently announced that Nikita Mazepin and Mick Schumacher would be its drivers in 2021.

a man standing next to a road: Haas driver Romain Grosjean returned Thursday to the track where he crashed on Sunday. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili) © Provided by Yahoo! Sports Haas driver Romain Grosjean returned Thursday to the track where he crashed on Sunday. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

Grosjean opens up about crash

Grosjean sat down with Sky Sports to detail the harrowing seconds after his car hit Daniil Kvyat’s.

Formula 1 star Romain Grosjean: "Superhero": This is how his wife Marion explained the miracle to the children.

 Formula 1 star Romain Grosjean: Formula 1 drivers are aware of the enormous danger they expose themselves to in their job. But their families also have to live with fear. Marion Grosjean (38) knows very well what can happen in racing - the journalist once worked as a Formula 1 reporter. The wife of the French-Swiss racing driver Romain Grosjean (34) speaks on Instagram about her husband's shocking accident, which has been moving the world since Sunday (November 29).

Romain Grosjean has been discharged from hospital following treatment for the burns he suffered in his crash at the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday. But after three nights spent at the Bahrain Defence Force Hospital in Riffa, close to the Bahrain International Circuit, where he was treated for the burns

Romain Grosjean opposed F 1 ’s controversial Halo device but now the titanium bar – along with a fireproof racing suit and state-of-the-art helmet – has saved his life after his car turned into a fireball in Bahrain . Romain Grosjean suffered horrific 140mph crash at the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Grosjean’s car went through the steel wall it hit at well over 100 MPH. The car was split into two and the cockpit became engulfed in flames. When he climbed out of the car he was on the other side of the wall.

Grosjean previously said that he “saw death coming” in the crash. He also previously spoke of his trepidations about racing in the IndyCar Series in 2021.

Here’s what he said about a possible IndyCar move in November, weeks before the Bahrain crash.

"Ovals are something that I'm not necessarily a huge fan of, but looking at the calendar there are basically three ovals, Texas, which is fast, the Indy 500, and one other short track, I don't remember the name [Gateway].

Grosjean- “shocker” as a “powerful reminder” for Formula 1

 Grosjean- “shocker” as a “powerful reminder” for Formula 1 Romain Grosjean's desert miracle has confronted the Formula 1 drivers with the constant raging risk for life and limb with full force. © Hamad Mohammed / Pool Reuters / AP / dpa Haas pilot is taken to hospital after his accident. “This is a really powerful reminder how dangerous this sport can be,” emphasized record world champion Lewis Hamilton.

Romain Grosjean says he “saw death coming” as he was trying to escape his burning car after his huge crash in Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix – and I thought about a lot of things – including Niki Lauda – and I thought that it wasn't possible to end up like that, not now. I couldn't finish my story in

(Reuters) - Formula One 's governing body opened an investigation into Romain Grosjean 's Bahrain Grand Prix crash on Thursday as the French driver hailed those who helped him escape the fireball. The International Automobile Federation (FIA) also made changes for this weekend's race at Sakhir

"Obviously racing the Indy 500 is something unique, it's one of the top three races in the world with Le Mans and Monaco.

"I think you can put your fear aside a little bit and go for it, and accept that the cars are much safer, the walls are safer, it's just all moved in the right direction.

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© Motorsport Images Romain Grosjean: With IndyCar he now wants to reconsider A possible IndyCar change from Romain Grosjean after the 2020 Formula 1 season remains a zigzag course. After the Haas driver, who could not find a cockpit in Formula 1 for 2021, initially only hesitantly considered the IndyCar option, he wants to reassess the situation after his serious fire accident in Bahrain .

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