WATCH | F1 driver Romain Grosjean escapes from burning car after horror crash at Bahrain GP

December 1, 2020: Formula One driver Romain Grosjean escaped from a burning car after witnessing a horror crash at the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday. Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton won the crash-hit Bahrain

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December 1, 2020: Formula One driver Romain Grosjean escaped from a burning car after witnessing a horror crash at the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday. Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton won the crash-hit Bahrain Grand Prix.

In a race where Mercedes' stalwart Lewis Hamilton bagged the podium finish, French driver Romain Grosjean almost had a near-death experience as the Haas-Ferrari star escaped from a burning vehicle after a horror crash at Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix on Sunday. In an unfortunate turn of events at the Bahrain Grand Prix, Grosjean's F1 car crashed into a barrier during the fiery first-lap.

The death-dealing car crash ripped Grosjean's F1 vehicle in two before the French driver was engulfed in flames. Making a miraculous escape from the horrific car crash, the 34-year-old cheated death and sustained only burns to his hands before he was rushed to a nearby hospital.

Grosjean managed to escapes without serious injury as his F1 car speared through protective barriers after making contact with AlphaTauri's Daniil Kvyat during the first lap. Grosjean was seen exiting the flaming car in the television replays. Grosjean was escorted by FIA doctors to an ambulance as the French driver jumped over the safety barrier after the fatal car crash.

After the tragic incident, the sport's governing body FIA stated that Romain is stable and the driver was taken by a helicopter to the MDF MC Military Hospital for further evaluation. In the aftermath of the tragic incident, Grosjean hailed the halo protection bar for saving his life.

"Hello everyone, just wanted to say I am okay, well sort of okay," said the 34-year-old, who had his hand wrapped in bandages when the Frenchman posted the video from the hospital bed. "I wasn't for the halo some years ago but I think it's the greatest thing that we brought to Formula One and without it I wouldn't be able to speak to you today," he added.

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