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