(CNN)Formula One driver Romain Grosjean was concerned in a horrific crash that left his automobile engulfed in flames on the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday, inflicting the race to be halted.
On the primary lap, Grosjean veered off the monitor after the third nook following some contact with Daniil Kvyat and his Haas automobile ploughed into the limitations, exploding on influence 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 is doing okay, he had gentle burns on arms and ankles,” Haas Crew Precept Guenther Steiner instructed Sky Sports activities. “Clearly shaken and going by way of all checks essential after an influence like this. He is acutely aware.”
The Haas group added on Twitter: “As a precaution and for additional medical analysis Romain might be transported to hospital.”
Sky Sports activities estimated that there have been 18-20 seconds between the purpose of influence and Grosjean rising from the flames. The mangled and charred entrance half of the automobile, from which Grosjean managed to flee on his personal, was embedded within the monitor facet limitations.
“In 12 years I’ve by no means seen that a lot fireplace,” 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 point out all of the methods, the halo, the limitations, the seat belt, all labored as they need to. With out even a kind of issues it might 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 danger we take isn’t 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. Grateful to the FIA for the huge strides we have taken for Romain to stroll away from that safely.”
Grosjean made his Components One debut in 2009 and joined the American Haas group in 2016, although he’s set to go away on the finish of the present season. The 34-year-old has earned 10 podium finishes in his profession.
After a prolonged break, the race ultimately restarted and Hamilton claimed a record-extending ninety fifth win of his profession, with the Purple Bulls of Max Verstappen and Alex Albon in second and third respectively.