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Grosjean set to be released from hospital on Tuesday

by Scott Mitchell-Malm
1 min read

Haas Formula 1 driver Romain Grosjean is expected to remain in hospital in Bahrain until Tuesday but treatment to the burns on both his hands is “going well”.

Grosjean survived a huge crash in Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix, when his car pierced a barrier, split in two and was engulfed in flames.

He managed to extract himself from the car despite the monocoque being embedded in the wrecked guardrail, and was helped to safety by FIA personnel on the scene before receiving treatment.

Grosjean was transferred to hospital with suspected broken ribs and burns, but X-rays revealed there were no fractures.

He has had treatment to burns to the back of both hands, which Haas said in an update on Monday morning was going well.

Grosjean is expected to be discharged on Tuesday.

He released a video on social media on Monday evening, expressing gratitude for the support he has received and F1’s introduction of the halo driver protection device, and stating he was OK apart from the burns to his hands.

Haas boss Guenther Steiner visited Grosjean in hospital on Monday morning.

Grosjean’s physical wellbeing will be assessed in the coming days as will, fitness permitting, how he feels about returning to the wheel of an F1 car for the final two races.

Grosjean is set to leave F1 after this season as Haas switches to an all-new driver line-up.

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This weekend’s Sakhir Grand Prix and the finale in Abu Dhabi next week are likely to be his final opportunities to race in F1.

Steiner has said that Haas’s plan at the moment is that Grosjean will return next weekend, but that it will be down to the driver to decide and he will not be pressured into racing.

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