Grosjean, 34, is “continuing his recovery at Bahrain Defense Force Hospital, where he spent the night,” Haas reported on Twitter.
“The treatment of the burns on the back of both his hands is going well.” Team boss Günther Steiner has paid Grosjean a visit. “We expect that he can leave the hospital on Tuesday.”
Fittipaldi replaces Grosjean
In the upcoming Formula 1 race, Pietro Fittipaldi will be behind the wheel of Haas Formula One Racing. The Brazilian reserve driver replaces the injured Grosjean.
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Pietro Fittipaldi is the grandson of two-time world champion Emerson Fittipaldi. He will make his debut in the premier class of motorsport.
Grosjean survived a serious crash on Sunday shortly after the start of the Bahrain Grand Prix. His car hit the guardrail hard and caught fire. The driver managed to climb out of the fierce burning wreckage and suffered mainly burns to his hands.
“We have decided that it is best for Romain to skip at least one race. After that the choice was easy to appoint Pietro as a replacement. He has been our reserve for two years, ”said team boss Günther Steiner. “He has been patient all along and is ready for this situation. It is a great opportunity for him to show what he has to offer. ”
The 24-year-old Fittipaldi has already tested twice in a Haas racing car. He will get behind the wheel of a Formula 1 car of the American team for the third time in the first free practice for the Grand Prix of Sakhir on Friday. “I am very grateful to the team management for the confidence they have placed in me, but the most important thing is that Romain is healthy and has relatively minor injuries after that massive crash,” said Fittipaldi.
Grosjean, who will leave Haas’s team after this season, spent the night in the hospital. He said in a short video from his sick bed that he is doing well under the circumstances. The 34-year-old Frenchman, with both hands in bandages because of the burns, thanked all the emergency workers at Sakhir circuit and hospital for their work.