Romain Grosjean will be able to leave the hospital on Tuesday. © APA / afp / RUDY CAREZZEVOLI
Formula 1 driver Romain Grosjean can leave the military hospital in Bahrain on Tuesday after his horror accident.
30. November 2020
The Haas racing team announced after the Merano team boss Günther Steiner visited the 34-year-old on Monday. The treatment of the burns that Grosjean sustained on the back of both hands was going well. In the penultimate race of the season on Sunday (6:10 p.m. CET), however, the Frenchman will not take part.
Haas nominated his Brazilian reserve driver Pietro Fittipaldi (24), grandson of two-time Formula 1 world champion Emerson Fittipaldi, on Monday. “After it was decided that it was best for Romain to skip at least one race, the decision to put Pietro in the car was pretty easy,” Steiner was quoted as saying. So far, Fittipaldi has only played on the tracks in the premier class in Friday training sessions. In 2019 Fittipaldi started in the DTM.
Steiner hopes that Grosjean will return
Steiner had initially hoped to be able to use Grosjean, as he explained in a virtual media round on Sunday: “Romain will drive for me, but we have to wait and see how the doctors will judge and whether he wants to. It is his decision, I will not interfere. “
Romain Grosjean escapes a flame inferno. © APA / afp / BRYN LENNON
Grosjean’s contract with Haas expires at the end of the season and will not be extended, this has been fixed since mid-October. Grosjean has been driving for the US racing team since Haas entered Formula 1 in 2016, where Mick Schumacher could stay in 2021.Steiner left no doubt that it was the cockpit protection that saved Halo Grosjean’s life: “I was against it at the beginning. But it is good that there has been pressure to make it compulsory. It always takes a bit of luck, but a lot of research has also been done to make cars safer. “
Fortunately, shields of love save real superheroes.
Marion Jolles Grosjean
Grosjean’s wife, the French TV presenter Marion Jolles Grosjean, shared her great relief via Twitter: “Once we have said the urgent words, the useful words to protect our children, then we lack others for ourselves. Fortunately, protective shields save the Love real superheroes. ”The couple has been married since 2012 and has three children.
Author: sid / cst