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F1 Driver Romain Grosjean climbed out of a fireball Sunday after crashing during the Bahrain Grand Prix as if he was filming a movie. This was real life, and Grosjean’s car was a complete inferno. It sliced in half after hitting a safety barrier and bursting into flames. “I’m OK,” Grosjean said from the hospital before waving his bandaged hands and adding, “Well, sorta OK.”
Grosjean’s team says that the burns to his hands and ankles are “minor.” It’s a miracle that’s all Grosjean is dealing with after a wreck that easily could’ve taken his life. Grosjean said from his hospital bed that he wasn’t always for the halo device featured on F1 cars, but said “I wouldn’t be here today,” if he hadn’t had it this weekend.
According to race observers, the section of the car that Grosjean was sitting in punched through the safety barrier as the car split in two.
“I haven’t looked at the images a lot, mainly because I didn’t want to, but a Grand Prix car and barrier are not supposed to fail like that. A car shouldn’t catch fire in that fashion, so I don’t know what happened there,” Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel said after the race.
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