Formula 1 driver Romain Grosjean is lucky to be alive after a horrific crash at the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday that saw his vehicle rip in half and burst into flames. In dramatic footage of the incident, the 34-year-old French driver can be seen scrambling out of the fireball that suddenly engulfed his car after he smashed through a barrier at 140 mph during Sunday’s race. He is now recovering in the hospital after suffering burns to his hands and ankles. A heart-stopping moment on Lap 1 in Bahrain We are all incredibly grateful that @RGrosjean walked away from this incident#BahrainGP ???????? #F1 pic.twitter.com/6ZztuxOLhw — Formula 1 (@F1) November 29, 2020 Speaking from his hospital bed just hours after the crash, Grosjean assured fans he was “OK … well sort of OK,” and thanked everyone for their messages of support. He added that he believed the vehicle’s “halo” safety device saved his life by protecting his head and absorbing the brunt of the impact. “I wasn’t for the halo some years ago, but I think it’s the greatest thing that we’ve brought to Formula 1, and without it I wouldn’t be able to speak to you today,” Grosjean said,… Read full this story
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