FIA launches investigation for Grosjean’s crash

FIA launches investigation for Grosjean’s crash

Investigation expected to be completed in 6 - 8 weeks

News Service AA

Formula 1's governing body began an investigation Thursday into Haas driver Romain Grosjean's crash during the Bahrain Grand Prix race.

“The investigation into the Grosjean incident will look at all areas including competitor safety devices such as the helmet, HANS, safety harness, protective clothing, survival cell, headrest, in-car extinguisher system and the Halo frontal cockpit protection,“ FIA said in a statement.

Grosjean has 'miracle' escape from fiery Bahrain crash

Grosjean has 'miracle' escape from fiery Bahrain crash

Romain Grosjean leaped to safety in a 'miracle' escape after his Haas car was ripped in half and engulfed in flames in a first-lap accident that halted Sunday's Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix. The 34-year-old Frenchman, who was able to free himself from the wreckage and jump clear of the fire after the car penetrated the barriers, was taken to a nearby military hospital for checks.

“Analysis will also include chassis integrity and the safety barrier performance for an impact of that energy and trajectory. It will also assess the role of the track marshals and medical intervention team,“ it added.

Grosjean, 34, was taken to a hospital after suffering burns to both hands when his car was split into two pieces and exploded into a fireball after he plunged into the barriers on the track.

The investigation into the accident Sunday is expected to be completed in six to eight weeks.


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