Grosjean stays in hospital a day longer and wants to race again in Abu Dhabi | NOW

Romain Grosjean will stay in Bahrain hospital for an extra day to recover from his chilling Formula 1 crash on Sunday. The Haas F1 driver is hoping to make his return next week in Abu Dhabi.

Grosjean lost control of the car in the early stages of the Bahrain Grand Prix, after which his car pierced the guardrail at high speed and went up in flames. He managed to get out of his car and escape the sea of ​​flames.

The 34-year-old Frenchman mainly suffered burns to his hands from the crash. He was taken to hospital and would stay there until Tuesday, but that is now one day longer.

“Romain really wants to race in Abu Dhabi next week. I spoke to him about it yesterday. I said, ‘Try to recover first, then we’ll see how or what'”, Haas team principal Günther Steiner told Tuesday.

“We shouldn’t get ahead of ourselves. There’s still plenty of time. We’ve got to see how Romain feels by then, so I’m in no rush to decide what to do. It all depends on his health.”

Grosjean is leaving Haas

It was announced on Monday that Grosjean will in any case miss the upcoming race, which will also be held in Bahrain on Sunday. He will be replaced at the Sakhir Grand Prix by debutant Pietro Fittipaldi, the grandson of two-time Formula 1 champion Emerson Fittipaldi.

When Grosjean makes his comeback in Abu Dhabi, it will be his last race in the service of Haas. In October, it was announced that the Frenchman will leave the American team after this season, just like teammate Kevin Magnussen.

It is not yet known where the future lies for Grosjean, who made his debut in Formula 1 in 2009 and had his best final classification in 2013 with seventh place.


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