‘I’m so grateful Romain is safe’: Lewis Hamilton pays tribute to F1 driver Grosjean after his horror crash at the Bahrain Grand Prix as footage shows seven-time world champion watching a replay in disbelief
Lewis Hamilton has said he has ‘so grateful’ that Romain Grosjean walked away safely from his horror crash at the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday.
Frenchman Grosjean, 34, veered off the track after just three corners, hitting the barriers with an impact registering at 53G that saw his car burst into flames.
The sport held its breath as the TV cameras cut away from the flashpoint and the race was immediately stopped.
Romain Grosjean is helped from the flaming wreckage of his car after a horror crash at the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday
World champion Lewis Hamilton watched replays of the crash in the pit lane and sent a message expressing gratitude that Grosjean was safe
Hamilton posted this message after Grosjean’s crash
But Grosjean’s Haas team reported that the driver was out of the cockpit. He was then pictured sitting in the medical car before gingerly heading towards a stretcher.
Footage showed the rest of the drivers watching the incident unfold in the paddock and Hamilton was seen shaking his head in disbelief after watching a replay of the crash.
Hamilton, who maintained his lead at the front of the grid, tweeted while the race was suspended and took the crash as a reminder of the dangers of the sport.
‘I’m so grateful Romain is safe. 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,’ he wrote.
‘Thankful to the FIA for the massive strides we’ve taken for Romain to walk away from that safely.’
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