Roman Grosjean survives huge crash at the Bahrain Grand Prix

Jesse Williams

By Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams

30 Nov 2020

Haas driver Roman Grosjean, made a spectacular escape after his car pierced the barrier, split in two and burst into flames on the first lap of the Bahrain GP race, which was stopped.

Grosjean’s car was stuck within the barrier and the driver appears to have been saved by the halo head-protection device a three-point titanium structure introduced in 2018. Ross Brawn, Formula 1’s managing director for motorsport said “I think the halo prevented upper body and head injury,”. He will lead the investigation into the accident.

“Treatment on the burns Grosjean sustained on the back of both his hands is going well,” a Haas statement said on Monday. “It is anticipated he will be discharged from the care of the hospital on Tuesday, 1 December.”

Haas also said reserve driver Pietro Fittipaldi, 24, will take Grosjean’s and make his F1 debut at this weekend’s Sakhir Grand Prix.