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 obstacles, 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 providers.
“He is doing okay, he had mild burns on fingers and ankles,” Haas Workforce Precept Guenther Steiner advised Sky Sports activities. “Clearly shaken and going by way of all checks mandatory after an impression like this. He is acutely aware.”
The Haas workforce added on Twitter: “As a precaution and for additional medical analysis Romain shall be transported to hospital.”
Sky Sports activities 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 obstacles.
“In 12 years I’ve by no means seen that a lot fireplace,” Alan van der Merwe, the medical automotive driver, advised Sky Sports activities. “Then Romain simply began to get out of the automotive himself, which is fairly wonderful after an incident like that.
“It simply goes to point out all of the methods, the halo, the obstacles, the seat belt, all labored as they need to. With out even a type of issues it might have been a really completely different consequence.”
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 large strides we have taken for Romain to stroll away from that safely.”
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