Former Formula 1 driver Romain Grosjean on Monday marked the primary anniversary of his miraculous escape in the course of the fiery Bahrain crash, which ended his F1 profession and virtually took his life. Celebrating the tragic day as his second birthday, the Swiss-Frenchman even jokingly referred to himself as a “phoenix” on Instagram. “29 Nov 15:10 happy birthday #ThePhoenix,” Grosjean wrote on the photograph and video sharing software together with an image of himself consuming a pie.
Moments after the Bahrain race began final yr, Grosjean misplaced management of his Haas because it gotoff the observe and was hit by a barrier. Within seconds, Grosjean’s automotive was engulfed in a fireball, his car even break up in half, such was the power of the accident. The driver was additionally caught within the wreckage for 27 seconds earlier than he someway managed to make it out.
Here is the video of the devastating accident:
We are so grateful that Romain Grosjean was in a position to stroll away from this. We didn’t want a reminder of the bravery and brilliance of our drivers, marshals, and medical groups, nor of the advances in security in our sport, however we actually bought one right this moment#BahrainGP 🇧🇭 #F1 pic.twitter.com/z8OeTU5Nem— Formula 1 (@F1) November 29, 2020
Speaking in regards to the catastrophic incident, Grosjean stated that he felt it was recreation over for him. Grosjean’s comment got here on Nico Rosberg’s most up-to-date podcast, the place the 2 mentioned the driving force’s F1 profession and his exit from sports activities.
“At one point, I thought, you know, that was it. Game over. That’s why I say, to me, I don’t know, I was five or ten seconds from being dead,” Grosjean stated on the extremely acclaimed F1 podcast.
Grosjean, nevertheless, didn’t surrender and stored preventing to get out of the burning automotive for the sake of his three youngsters as he couldn’t go away them with a father.
During the fireplace, Grosjean suffered a critical burn on his hand and even right this moment after 365 days of the accident, he can’t perform correctly. Speaking about the identical, the 35-year-old stated that that it’s painful 23 hours a day earlier than including that he must train each ten minutes to lose mobility in his fingers.
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