F1 2021: Scars of Romain Grosjean, one year later, fireball crash, “it was not my time”, “miracle”

The F1 world was stunned a year ago when Romain Grosjean crashed in terrifying scenes and the Frenchman still bears the scars.

Romain Grosjean has revealed the shocking scars on his hands 12 months after his horrific Formula 1 crash.

The former Haas driver, who retired at the end of the 2020 season, was engulfed in flames after crashing at 225 km / h during the Bahrain Grand Prix last year.

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Incredibly, he managed to jump out of the car and escape with only hand injuries.

But they remain there to this day and it recently showed their condition on 2016 F1 World Champion Nico Rosberg’s podcast.

Raising his hands to show Rosberg, Grosjean added: “The right is good, the left a little less good.”

The Swiss-Frenchman was only saved by his halo device and Haas racing suit, new for the 2020 season and designed to withstand flames for 20 seconds.

And in the aftermath of the accident, he recounted the moments of torture when he realized the gravity of the incident.

“Coming out of the flames that day is something that will mark my life forever,” Grosjean said.

“I have a lot of people who have shown love to me and it touched me a lot, and sometimes I have tears in my eyes.

“I don’t know if the word miracle exists or if it can be used, but anyway I would say it was not my time (to die).

“It was much longer than 28 seconds. I saw my visor turn all orange, I saw the flames on the left side of the car.

“I thought about a lot of things, including Niki Lauda, ​​and I thought it was not possible to end like this, not now. I couldn’t end my Formula 1 story like this.

“And then, for my children, I said to myself that I had to go out. I put my hands in the fire so I clearly felt it was burning on the frame.

“I got out, then I felt someone put on the costume, so I knew I was out.”

This story first appeared in the The sun and has been republished with permission.

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