Romain Grosjean crashed heavily on Sunday at the start of the Bahrain Grand Prix. After a collision with the guardrail, his car broke in two and there was a big blaze.
Grosjean was trapped in the burning wreck for a few seconds before he could jump out himself. Marshals were immediately at the scene of the accident to extinguish the blaze.
A few minutes later, the French driver, supported by two escorts, walked to an ambulance himself and was taken to the medical center on the circuit. His team Haas later reported that Grosjean has minor burns to his hands and ankles and that he is feeling fine under the circumstances. He is taken to a hospital for further examination.
The crash occurred shortly after take-off; Grosjean steered to the right and hit the front wheel of AlphaTauri driver Daniil Kvyat with his rear wheel, after which he shot hard into the crash barrier.
The race was immediately stopped and all other cars drove to the pit lane. The Grand Prix resumed at 4.35 pm, more than an hour and a quarter after the original start.
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