Romain Grosjean, the Haas racer sustained a horrendous accident in the Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix at Bahrain International Circuit on Sunday. He was able to come out of his car in a miraculous manner but suffered burns and injuries.
Romain Grosjean provides an update on his health
The French racer, who met with a horrific mishap on Sunday was immediately hospitalised after the incident.
During the race, his car got into contact with AlphaTauri’s Daniil Kvyat as he went out of the track and had a terrible collision into the barriers.
The impact was so much so that his car lighted up in flames and his car got torn into pieces. He was lucky enough to be able to come out of the burning car.
We are so thankful that Romain Grosjean was able to walk away from this. We did not need a reminder of the bravery and brilliance of our drivers, marshals, and medical teams, nor of the advances in safety in our sport, but we truly got one today#BahrainGP 🇧🇭 #F1 pic.twitter.com/z8OeTU5Nem
— Formula 1 (@F1) November 29, 2020
He had suffered minor burns on his hands and ankles. X-rays showed that he has not suffered any fractures.
In a recent video clip, he sent a message to the fans for all the wishes and messages sent to him for his recovery.
In the video, he was seen lying on the hospital bed and he waved his hands, heavily wrapped in bandages and said, “Hello everyone, just wanted to say I am okay… sort of okay. Thank you very much for all the messages.”
He continued, “I wasn’t for the Halo some years ago but I think it’s the greatest thing we brought for Formula 1, and without it I wouldn’t be able to speak to you today.”
Romain Grosjean also thanked the medical staffs who are helping him recover from the effect of the frightening accident.
He said, “Thanks to all the medical staff at the circuit and at the hospital and hopefully I can write to you quite soon some messages and tell you how it’s going.”
Check out the video clip below:
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
Haas boss Guenther Steiner confirmed that Romain Grosjean would be staying at the hospital overnight and could be discharged on Tuesday.
Haas have confirmed that Pietro Fittipaldi will be making his debut in the upcoming race and will replace Grosjean.
Pietro Fittipaldi will step in for Romain Grosjean at this weekend's Sakhir Grand Prix, @HaasF1Team have confirmed
— Formula 1 (@F1) November 30, 2020
The Haas racer is set to miss the next race which is Sakhir Grand Prix, scheduled to take place at Bahrain International Circuit on Sunday, December 6.
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