On the primary lap, Grosjean veered off the monitor after the third nook following some contact with Daniil Kvyat and his Haas automotive ploughed into the limitations, 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 monitor facet emergency companies.
“He’s doing okay, he had light burns on hands and ankles,” Haas Team Principle Guenther Steiner instructed Sky Sports. “Obviously shaken and going through all checks necessary after an impact like this. He’s conscious.”
The Haas workforce added on Twitter: “As a precaution and for further medical evaluation Romain will be transported to hospital.”
Sky Sports 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 automotive, from which Grosjean managed to flee on his personal, was embedded within the monitor facet limitations.
“In 12 years I’ve never seen that much fire,” Alan van der Merwe, the medical automotive driver, instructed Sky Sports. “Then Romain just started to get out of the car himself, which is pretty amazing after an incident like that.
“It simply goes to indicate all of the methods, the halo, the limitations, the seat belt, all labored as they need to. Without even a kind of issues it may have been a really totally different final result.”
Seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton wrote on Twitter: “I’m so grateful Romain is secure. Wow … the danger we take is not any joke, for these of you on the market that overlook that we put our life on the road for this sport and for what we like to do. Thankful to the FIA for the large strides we have taken for Romain to stroll away from that safely.”
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