Haas driver Romain Grosjean was involved in a massive crash in Bahrain GP

Haas driver Romain Grosjean was involved in a massive crash in Bahrain GP


Formula One driver Romain Grosjean was involved in a horrific crash that left his car in flames at the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday, stopping the race.On the first lap, Gronjian closed the track after the third corner, after which Daniel Kiwat and his Haas car were hit by some obstacles, exploding on impact and breaking half.

Haas driver Romain Grosjean escaped serious injury after being involved in a massive crash at the Bahrain Grand Prix that ripped his car in half and engulfed it in flames.The incident occurred when Grosjean made contact with AlphaTauri Daniil Kvyat, which pitched him straight into a barrier in an impact registered at over 50 G-force. Grosjean car was ripped apart and immediately burst into flames.


The French driver miraculously emerged from the flames after several seconds and was immediately tended to by the track side emergency services.

Grosjean was stuck in the flames for nearly 10 seconds. The FIA medical car, which follows the pack on the first lap, was quickly on the scene to help Grosjean from what was left of his car and its survival cell.


The French driver, 34, who looks set to leave F1 at the end of the year, was immediately taken to the circuit medical centre. He needed to be helped to the medical vehicle.

Haas said the Frenchman has at least one suspected broken rib.

The race was immediately stopped after the crash.

Seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton posted to Instagram immediately after the crash, saying: "I'm so grateful Roman is safe, wow.

"The risk we take is no joke for those of you out there that forget we put our life on the line for this sport and love what we do. This is a reminder to us all. Thankful to the FILE for the massive strides we've taken for roman to walk away from that safely."

Safety Car driver Andrew van der Merwe, who was part of the team who dragged Grosjean from the fire, said: "I've never seen that much fire ... in 12 years I've not seen that much fire and an impact like that.

"We just took a little while to process what was going on. I'm sure it was only a second or so but it felt like ages. Then Romain just started to actually get out of the car itself, which is pretty amazing after an accident like that."

"He's doing okay, he had light burns on hands and ankles," Haas Team Principle Guenther Steiner told Sky Sports. "Obviously shaken and going through all checks necessary after an impact like this. He's conscious."

The Haas team added on Twitter: "As a precaution and for further medical evaluation Romain will be transported to hospital."

Sky Sports estimated that there were 18-20 seconds between the point of impact and Grosjean emerging from the flames. The mangled and charred front half of the car, from which Grosjean managed to escape on his own, was embedded in the track side barriers.

"In 12 years I've never seen that much fire," Alan van der Merwe, the medical car driver, told Sky Sports. "Then Romain just started to get out of the car himself, which is pretty amazing after an incident like that.

"It just goes to show all the systems, the halo, the barriers, the seat belt, all worked as they should. Without even one of those things it could have been a very different outcome."

Seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton wrote on Twitter: "I'm so grateful Romain is safe. Wow ... the risk we take is no joke, for those of you out there that forget that we put our life on the line for this sport and for what we love to do. Thankful to the FIA for the massive strides we've taken for Romain to walk away from that safely."

Grosjean made his Formula One debut in 2009 and joined the American Haas team in 2016, though he is set to leave at the end of the current season. The 34-year-old has earned 10 podium finishes in his career.