Romain Grosjean crash causes Bahrain Grand Prix to be halted

On the primary lap, Grosjean veered off the observe after the third nook following some contact with Daniil Kvyat and his Haas automobile ploughed into the obstacles, exploding on impression and breaking in half.

The French driver miraculously emerged from the flames after a number of seconds and was instantly tended to by the observe aspect emergency companies.

“He is doing okay, he had gentle burns on fingers and ankles,” Haas Crew Precept Guenther Steiner instructed Sky Sports activities. “Clearly shaken and going by means of all checks obligatory after an impression like this. He is aware.”

Romain Grosjean emerges from the flames of the crash.

The Haas group added on Twitter: “As a precaution and for additional medical analysis Romain shall be transported to hospital.”

Sky Sports activities estimated that there have been 18-20 seconds between the purpose of impression and Grosjean rising from the flames. The mangled and charred entrance half of the automobile, from which Grosjean managed to flee on his personal, was embedded within the observe aspect obstacles.

“In 12 years I’ve by no means seen that a lot hearth,” Alan van der Merwe, the medical automobile driver, instructed Sky Sports activities. “Then Romain simply began to get out of the automobile himself, which is fairly wonderful after an incident like that.

“It simply goes to indicate all of the techniques, the halo, the obstacles, the seat belt, all labored as they need to. With out even a kind of issues it may have been a really completely different final result.”

Seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton wrote on Twitter: “I am so grateful Romain is secure. Wow … the chance we take is not any joke, for these of you on the market that neglect that we put our life on the road for this sport and for what we like to do. Grateful to the FIA for the large strides we have taken for Romain to stroll away from that safely.”

Romain Grosjean's car broke in half on impact.

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