Formula One champions Mercedes could be prepared to organise a farewell check for Romain Grosjean if the Frenchman, who escaped a fiery crash in Bahrain final week, is unable to return for the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The 34-year-old’s Haas cut up in half and burst into flames after spearing into the obstacles at excessive pace on the opening lap of the Bahrain Grand Prix.
While he walked away from the horrific smash, Grosjean suffered second-degree burns to his arms which have pressured him to miss this weekend’s race across the outer structure of the identical Sakhir desert monitor.
Grosjean is hoping to return for the Dec. 13 finale in Abu Dhabi, which is probably going to be his Formula One swan tune.
But if he can’t, Grosjean, who raced for Lotus (now Renault) and Haas throughout his profession, stated he would name each crew on the grid to ask about the potential of organising a check in January so he can say farewell to Formula One in a becoming approach.
Mercedes on Saturday stated they might oblige. “If we are allowed to do this and nobody else within his universe of teams that he raced would provide him with such an opportunity, we would do this,” crew principal Toto Wolff stated.
Grosjean, who was discharged from hospital on Tuesday, has been on the monitor day by day of the Sakhir Grand Prix weekend.
He has performed a spherical of interviews and thanked in particular person Formula One governing physique FIA’s docs and monitor marshals for saving his life.
On Saturday he bought again in his automobile, being raced this weekend by Haas’ Brazilian reserve Pietro Fittipaldi.
“Not my usual racing gloves on,” wrote Grosjean, his arms bandaged, in a caption accompanying a photograph of the second shared on his social media accounts. “Sitting back in my Haas felt really good. I was so happy.”