On the primary lap, Grosjean veered off the monitor after the third nook following some contact with Daniil Kvyat and his Haas automotive ploughed into the limitations, exploding on affect and breaking in half.
The French driver miraculously emerged from the flames after a number of seconds and was instantly tended to by the monitor aspect emergency providers.
“He is doing okay, he had mild burns on arms and ankles,” Haas Workforce Precept Guenther Steiner informed Sky Sports activities. “Clearly shaken and going by all checks essential after an affect like this. He is aware.”
The Haas crew added on Twitter: “As a precaution and for additional medical analysis Romain shall be transported to hospital.”
Sky Sports activities estimated that there have been 18-20 seconds between the purpose of affect and Grosjean rising from the flames. The mangled and charred entrance half of the automotive, from which Grosjean managed to flee on his personal, was embedded within the monitor aspect limitations.
“In 12 years I’ve by no means seen that a lot hearth,” Alan van der Merwe, the medical automotive driver, informed Sky Sports activities. “Then Romain simply began to get out of the automotive himself, which is fairly superb after an incident like that.
“It simply goes to indicate all of the programs, the halo, the limitations, the seat belt, all labored as they need to. With out even a kind of issues it might have been a really completely different end result.”
Seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton wrote on Twitter: “I am so grateful Romain is protected. Wow … the danger we take is not any joke, for these of you on the market that overlook that we put our life on the road for this sport and for what we like to do. Grateful to the FIA for the huge strides we have taken for Romain to stroll away from that safely.”
Grosjean made his Method One debut in 2009 and joined the American Haas crew in 2016, although he’s set to go away on the finish of the present season. The 34-year-old has earned 10 podium finishes in his profession.