Grosjean discharged from hospital following burns treatment
By James Pavey
Thursday 3rd December, 2020 - 11:45am
Romain Grosjean has been discharged from hospital following treatment for the burns he suffered in his Bahrain Grand Prix accident on Sunday.
The crash severed Grosjean’s Haas VF-20 in two with the Frenchman still strapped into the burning monocoque, which was wedged inside the damaged Armco barrier, for 28 seconds.
The 34-year-old suffered minor burns to his hands as he extracted himself from the cockpit, and was whisked away in an ambulance before he was taken to BDF.
Grosjean spent three nights at the hospital in Riffa, close to the Bahrain International Circuit, and was discharged at 10:30 local time on Wednesday.
Grosjean will remain in Bahrain to receive private treatment on his burns, and will be replaced by Haas’ reserve driver Pietro Fittipaldi for this weekend’s Sakhir Grand Prix.
It’s unclear if Grosjean will be fit for next weekend’s season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, which will be his last with Haas.
My right hand this morning. The happiness I had when I was told that I didn't need the full dressing anymore and could use my finger was huge. Almost cried. A victory on my way to recovery pic.twitter.com/QuZojM1mZe
— Romain Grosjean (@RGrosjean) December 2, 2020