Romain Grosjean no longer in action: ‘Risk is too great’

Grosjean will return to his home in Switzerland to receive further treatment for the burns on his hands. The driver was therefore not able to take action in that same Bahrain this weekend. It got away wonderfully well after his car broke in half in a violent crash last week and then caught fire.

“It is a huge disappointment that I will not be able to drive that last race in Abu Dhabi. We’ve tried everything with the doctor, but the risk of racing is too great for my recovery and health. This is one of the hardest decisions of my life, but it is clearly the wisest. I will miss the team and give them the support as always. ”

Romain Grosjean's destroyed car after last week's severe crash in Bahrain.

Romain Grosjean’s destroyed car after last week’s severe crash in Bahrain.

Earlier it was announced that Grosjean, as well as his teammate Kevin Magnussen, will have to leave Haas after this season. Mick Schumacher and Nikita Mazepin are their replacements.

Grosjean indicated shortly after his crash that he did not want to end up in Formula 1 like this and that if he could not take action in Abu Dhabi, he would call every team to ask if he could eventually complete a private test. to end his career in the premier class with dignity. Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff said on Saturday when asked that he and his team would be open to offering Grosjean that chance, if that is not possible at other racing stables.

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