Romain Grosjean is doing well, thank you for him.
And it's a real miracle… After his terrible accident this Sunday, the French driver gives his news in a video relayed by his team, Haas (see tweet below).
Smiling, he speaks from his hospital bed, with impressive bandages on both hands.
I just wanted to say I'm fine.
Almost good (smile).
Thank you for your messages.
I was not in favor of the halo a few years ago (a device that has been protecting the heads of pilots since 2018, note).
But without that, I couldn't speak to you right now, ”he breathes.
An update from Romain himself.
Pleased to see you're in good spirits!
We hope you make a speedy recovery pic.twitter.com/njnjjH4GBi
- Haas F1 Team (@ HaasF1Team) November 29, 2020
The term is not too strong: the native of Geneva must have been very, very afraid this Sunday, he who was the victim of a terrible accident this Sunday, during the Bahrain Grand Prix.
If his car caught fire after being cut in half, he only got away with burns to his hands, as his team said in the evening.
Romain could have had his head cut off"
The rest of the competition was touched, shocked by the footage of Grosjean's burning car, including world champion Lewis Hamilton.
“When you get in the car, you know that you are taking risks and I know the part of the danger inherent in this sport, notes the winner of this Grand Prix.
It was terrifying!
I don't know what's left of it but I'm glad the halo worked.
Romain could have had his head cut off!
It reminds us all and those watching us that it is a dangerous sport. ”
And the man with 95 successes continues: “When you hit the track, you play with these limits.
We have to respect that.
We know it, now everyone knows it.
This crash also reminds us of the incredible work done by the International Automobile Federation (FIA) and F1 for safety.
We must not stop there! ”
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The rest of the pack is on the same wavelength, with for example the second of the race on the finish line, Max Verstappen who evokes "frightening" images, or the third, Alexander Albon, who notes that 'you had to' be solid after what happened at the start.
It's not something you like to see.
This fireball, it was terrifying!
You want to know if the pilot is okay but at the beginning my team didn't know anything.
We are necessarily worried.
Fortunately, Romain is doing well. ”
Next meeting with Formula 1?
In a week, and it will still be on the Bahrain circuit.
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