All things considered, Romain Grosjean is doing all right.
During Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix, the French driver was involved in a terrifying wreck that saw his car engulfed in flames and ripped in half. Grosjean somehow emerged alive but with burns on on the back of his hands.
Haas F1 Team on Sunday night shared a video of Grosjean from his Bahrain Defence Force hospital bed. In the clip, Grosjean praised F1’s once-controversial “halo” safety device.
“I wasn’t for the halo some years ago but I think it’s the greatest thing we brought to Formula 1 and without it I wouldn’t be able to speak to you today,” Grosjean said.
Take a look:
And here’s the latest update from Haas F1:
Obviously, Grosjean’s relatively strong condition is a great development for Formula One and its fans.
That said, F1 managing director Ross Brawn said Grosjean’s incident will be investigated to learn why his car suffered such extensive damage.