Romain Grosjean is lucky to be alive after his fiery crash on lap 1 at the Bahrain Grand Prix on Thursday. He walked away with badly burned hands but it was first speculated that several broken bones were also possible. Here is the crash:
A heart-stopping moment on Lap 1 in BahrainWe are all incredibly grateful that @RGrosjean walked away from this incident#BahrainGP 🇧🇭 #F1 pic.twitter.com/6ZztuxOLhw
The French driver had nothing but love for all those who rescued him from the crash in an obvious moment of panic and fear.
The best video we've seen today? THIS 🙂 👊#BahrainGP 🇧🇭 #F1 @RGrosjean pic.twitter.com/TbGblznMBv
The FIA has since added safety measures for the next race, including two rows of tires and a conveyor belt at the turn of Grosjean’s accident. Also, curbs at turns eight and nine were eliminated to reduce the risk of becoming airborne and the barrier on the right side of turn nine was increased to four rows of tires.
From Rueters: "The FIA expected its investigation to take six to eight weeks. It will look at all safety devices, how the safety barrier performed and the role of track marshals and medical intervention team.
The body said it would work with Formula One, Haas and the Grand Prix Drivers’ Association (GPDA), who had already been contacted for input. Grosjean is one of the three GPDA directors."
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Baldwin, A (2020) FIA probes Grosjean's crash as track changes made. Rueters. Retrieved from https://in.reuters.com/article/motor-f1-sakhir-idINL1N2IJ0RD