Formula 1 driver Romain Grosjean was able to leave the hospital three days after his serious racing accident at the Bahrain Grand Prix. The Haas racing team announced on Wednesday that he will continue to be treated for the burns on his hands and will therefore remain in Bahrain.
Shortly afterwards, the racing team announced that Mick Schumacher would receive a US cockpit from 2021.
Grosjean welcomed Schumacher to Formula 1 and gave him a tip for the future. The 34-year-old Frenchman wrote on Twitter, looking at his team members: “Take care of them and they will give you 1000 percent back.”
Grosjean had an accident shortly after the start of the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday. His car broke into a crash barrier and went up in flames. Grosjean had just managed to escape from the cockpit and suffered burns on his hands, among other things.
At the next race in Sakhir on Sunday he will pause and be replaced by the Brazilian Pietro Fittipaldi (24). Grosjean continues to hope to be able to get back into the car a week later at the season finale in Abu Dhabi. On Wednesday, he announced that he had been allowed to remove some of the thick bandages on his right hand and use his fingers.
At the end of the year he – like his teammate Kevin Magnussen – has to leave the Haas team. The two long-time regular drivers will be replaced by Mick Schumacher and the Russian Nikita Masepin.