Accident at the Grand Prix of Bahrain : Romain Grosjean miracle - The Point

The pictures are awesome. In the first round of the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Bahrain, the French driver Romain Grosjean, in the back of the pack, hit of the face

Accident at the Grand Prix of Bahrain : Romain Grosjean miracle - The Point

The pictures are awesome. In the first round of the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Bahrain, the French driver Romain Grosjean, in the back of the pack, hit of the face, probably more than 200 km/h, a safety rail, after hooking the wheel of his teammate Haas. His car was immediately in flames. It almost has the open two-rail metal. Once the flames had been extinguished, we could see the car cut into two parts, each side of the rail.

The athlete should be out of the hospital on Tuesday, announcing his team in a press release, Monday 30 November. Grosjean "continuing his convalescence at the hospital in Bahrain, where he spent the night," says the american team. "The treatment of his burns on the back of the hands is going well. [He] received the visit of Guenther Steiner, team principal of Haas on Monday, and it is expected that it is discharged from the hospital on Tuesday. "

Grosjean replaced by Fittipaldi at Haas

The French will package "at least" for the penultimate GP of the season this weekend, still in Bahrain, has also announced its Haas. Grosjean, that Haas did not keep in 2021, and whose chances of finding a wheel in the premier class in the future are almost nonexistent, will be replaced by the test driver and reserve of the stable american, Brazilian Pietro Fittipaldi, grandson of double F1 world champion Emerson Fittipaldi.

Romain Grosjean was extracted only of the Formula 1, in the middle of the flames. The halo, the headband that protects the head of the drivers, has probably saved my life. A single boot to the feet, limp, carried Grosjean had left in the ambulance the track of the circuit of Sakhir, where he got two of his ten podiums in the premier class in 2012 and 2013 in the Lotus Renault engine.

"scorch"

He suffers from " minor burns to the hands and ankles, but goes well ", he quickly announced his team, Haas. The French, who played his 179th GP and completes what should be his last season in F1, was then taken to hospital by helicopter in order to confirm possible fractures of the ribs." "I had never seen so many flames, and a impact such as this one [53 g, depending upon the international automobile Federation, against 0.4 g at the takeoff of an airliner, and between 0.5 and 3.3 g at the start of a roller coaster, editor's NOTE]," said Alan van der Merwe, who drives the medical car since 2009.

" All the systems that we have developed – halo [the arch which overhangs the cockpit of the F1 for protecting the head of drivers, ED], safety barriers, seat belts – have worked as planned ", he said happily. The team principal of the team of Grosjean, Guenther Steiner, himself, has praised the " quick response of the rescue teams ".

Immediately interrupted by a red flag, the GP had not resumed at 18: 35 local (15: 35 GMT). And it is the British Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) won the Grand Prix from the pole position. The Red Bull of the Dutch Max Verstappen's and the Thai Alexander Albon accompany Hamilton on the podium.

Updated Date: 01 December 2020, 12:33

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