After the F1 driver was involved in the horror crash at the Bahrain Grand Prix, Romain Grosjean talked out of his hospital bed.
Early on in the rally, Grosjean smashed into a pillar with his car exploding into a fireball.
Fans were shocked to see the Haas driver, clearly injury-free, walking away from the crash, even though he was taken to the hospital.
And Grosjean is going to stay overnight, as he is being cared for burns on his paws.
Grosjean said in a social media video, before referring to the large white bandages on his hands, “Hello everyone, I just wanted to say I am OK – well, sort of OK,”
Thank you so much for all the comments. Several years back, I wasn’t for the halo, but I think it’s the best thing we’ve taken to Formula 1, and I wouldn’t be able to talk to you today without it.
“So thanks to all the hospital personnel at the circuit, at the hospital, and hopefully I can write you quite soon some messages and tell you how it’s going.”
The halo has been lauded by many people saying it saved Grosjean’s life, with the driver himself acknowledging that he had a big say.
Grosjean’s car broke the barriers by cutting his car’s frame in two.
Following medical examination by doctors at the Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) Hospital Haas F1 Team driver Romain Grosjean will stay in hospital overnight to be checked for burns suffered on the back of both hands following his opening lap crash at the Bahrain Grand Prix. A Haas statement read on Sunday night.
All the X-rays done on Grosjean emerged clean of fractures. When more information is available, updates will be provided.
F1 chief Ross Brawn added: “To see an accident of that severity is shocking for everyone in F1.” We’re not used to that and fire is still involved.
But I think it’s a tribute to the work that has been done over the years by the FIA and the teams. I guess we recall the halo controversy since it was launched.
And I have to give Jean Todt credit, because he insisted it was going to come out. And I guess we would be staring at a new scenario now where we didn’t have a halo.
And for me, it was what prised me, and as the car went through it, I tried to hold the barrier apart.
So I’m sure we’re going to have a deep inquiry to see what we can learn from that. Since seeing such a separation of a barrier is obviously not what we want to do.