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Romain Grosjean's car has burst into flames and 'ripped in half' during the Formula One at the Bahrain International Circuit.
Grosjean's car literally ripped in half and burst into flames, the worst crash I've ever seen in 15+ years of watching F1, thank god he's okay #BahrainGP pic.twitter.com/VZOWRucyQk
- Lord Insecurity (@americaneedshim) November 29, 2020
The terrifying crash resulted in a red flag and the race as been suspended for at least 45 minutes.
Grosjean thankfully appeared to escape serious injury and was seen being helped out of the vehicle before receiving medical attention.
Haas F1 team boss Guenther Steiner confirmed the driver has suffered burns to his hands and ankles, but is otherwise OK, but as a precaution he will be transferred to hospital.
STEINER: "Romain is doing okay, I don't want to make a medical comment but he had light burns on his hands and ankles. Obviously he's shaken... I want to thank the rescue crews who are very quick. The marshals and FIA people they did a great job, it was scary"#BahrainGP :flag_bh: pic.twitter.com/lWbZd17ynw
- Formula 1 (@F1) November 29, 2020
During the suspension, Lewis Hamilton - who is aiming for his 11th victory - tweeted to say that he's 'grateful' that Romain is safe.
He added: "Wow... the risk we take is no joke, for those of you out there that forget that we put our life on the line for this sport and for what we love to do. Thankful to the FIA for the massive strides we've taken for Romain to walk away from that safely."
That was frightening to see but we're glad to see Romain walk out of the Medical Car.
Thank you for all your messages :pray: pic.twitter.com/CXnQXI0ioF
- Haas F1 Team (@HaasF1Team) November 29, 2020
Taking to Twitter, one fan said: "This is the most insane crash I've ever seen. How Romain Grosjean was able to get out is incredible. His Haas car was cut in two."
Another added: "No matter who you are in the F1 community or what you think, EVERYONE is so so thankful that Romain's okay. That crash was so incredibly scary."
A third commented: "#BahrainGP today, someone was looking after Romain Grosjean!! Good to see him walk away and my respect to the engineers who gave him the crash cell - today you guys are the winners!"
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