Romain Grosjean someway walked away from one of many worst Components 1 crashes in latest historical past on Sunday afternoon, and by the night he was even speaking to followers once more.
Frenchman Grosjean got here off the monitor simply three corners into the Bahrain GP and collided with the metal barrier, together with his Haas exploding into flames and really splitting utterly in two.
There have been critical fears for Grosjean’s life given the severity of the crash, however he fortunately managed to stroll away from his automotive – earlier than being taken to hospital for remedy on burns suffered on his palms and wrists.
Extremely, one of many solely components of Grosjean’s Haas which was not destroyed within the crash was the halo – the driving force security system which was launched to a lot criticism in 2018.
And the 34-year-old, talking from hospital with the burns on his palms being handled, admitted he was by no means a fan of the halo – till now, that’s.
“Good day everybody,” started a video message despatched by Grosjean. “I simply wished to say I’m okay… properly, form of okay. Thanks very a lot for all of the messages.
“I used to be not for the halo some years in the past, however I believe it’s the best factor we’ve got completed in Components 1 and with out it I might not be capable to converse to you as we speak.
“Because of all of the medical employees on the circuit and on the hospital, and hopefully I can write and ship you some messages to let you know the way it’s going.”
Grosjean hit the obstacles at almost 140mph and it was instantly clear this was a critical crash.
The race was crimson flagged and replays of the incident weren’t proven till Grosjean had walked away with no critical damage fears.
However Daniel Ricciardo feels F1 then overplayed replays of the crash to enhance the product for followers watching at house.
“I’m disgusted and dissatisfied with Components 1 for displaying or selecting the way in which to indicate it as they did, and broadcast replays after replays after replays of the hearth, and his automotive cut up in half,” stated the Renault driver. “After which, like that’s not sufficient, they go to his onboard.
“Why do we have to see this? We’re competing once more in an hour. His household has to maintain watching that. All our households need to maintain watching that… It’s actually unfair. It’s not leisure.
“To indicate it prefer it’s one thing from Hollywood, it’s not cool. Select to try this tomorrow, however not as we speak.”