Haas driver Romain Grosjean escapes after horror crash at Bahrain Grand Prix

Haas driver Romain Grosjean escapes after horror crash at Bahrain Grand Prix”

That caused Grosjean to lose control and send his Haas into the barrier.

Haas confirmed that Grosjean was ok and live footage showed the F1 driver walking away with some assistance and he has been taken to hospital with a suspected broken rib.

The Frenchman's Haas auto was ripped in half and engulfed in flames as it speared through protective barriers immediately after the start, following contact with the AlphaTauri of Daniil Kvyat.

It appeared an extraordinary escape after his vehicle was sliced in half upon impact with the barrier.

The French driver miraculously emerged from the flames after several seconds and was immediately tended to by the track side emergency services.

Romain is doing okay, I don't want to make a medical comment but he had light burns on his hands and ankles. He's obviously shaken and for sure is going through all the checks you need to do after an impact like this but he's conscious and he's fine. "But I've only seen what you guys have seen".

"When you see something like this the only thing you think is 'I hope we get lucky, '" Steiner told BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra. I prefer that luck to any racing luck. The spilling fuel immediately burst into a massive fireball. "We took a moment or so to process", he said.

But Brundle said he couldn't remember a time he had seen a auto explode like that.

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The team added later that he had been taken to a hospital "as a precaution and for further medical evaluation". "The marshals and FIA people they did a great job, it was scary".

"I've never seen that much fire in 12 years".

Grosjean's teammate Kevin Magnussen looked distressed when he saw the footage as drivers waited in the paddock for the race to restart, while officials returned to the site of the crash to pick up debris littered around the destroyed vehicle. But full respect to the FIA, and the teams and the designers and all the stress analysis for constantly trying to improve the structural integrity of the survival cell or the chassis.

Grosjean managed to scrambled out of the wreckage with the help of a courageous marshal.

An FIA spokesman said the impact of Grosjean's crash was measured at 53G.

The pit crews were left stunned with many looking on in disbelief.

He triggered the crash himself after veering dramatically across the track between Turns Three and Four and colliding with Daniil Kvyat's Alpha Tauri.

F1 driver Romain Grosjean is lucky to be alive - SUPER LUCKY - because his vehicle exploded in flames and was literally ripped apart during the Bahrain Grand Prix. We've seen many fearless drivers end up lifeless on the track in the past.

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