Romain Grosjean is all smiles as he is discharged from hospital just three days after cheating death in a horror crash fireball in Bahrain, with Haas F1 driver receiving treatment for minor burns to his hands

  • Romain Grosjean has left hospital in Bahrain following his horror crash
  • French driver miraculously escaped fireball after his car hit barrier at 140mph
  • Grosjean walked away with just burns to his hands despite the head-on smash
  • Haas said he had been discharged after three nights in the hospital
  • He will remain in Bahrain for now and continue to receive treatment for burns 

Romain Grosjean has been discharged from hospital just three days after his horror crash at the Bahrain Grand Prix.

The French driver for the Haas F1 team miraculously survived the 140mph, 53G crash into a trackside barrier on Sunday, emerging unscathed from the inferno of his destroyed car apart from burns to his hands. 

A statement released by his team on Wednesday confirmed Grosjean, 34, had been discharged from the Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) Hospital after three nights there. 

Romain Grosjean was all smiles as he was discharged from hospital in Bahrain on Wednesday just three days after his horror crash

Grosjean posted a Twitter pictured of his bandaged hand, which suffered burns in the crash

The French driver was lucky to walk away largely unscathed after his Haas car smashed into a barrier, burst into flames and split in half on lap one

Shocking images show the moment  Grosjean managed to pull himself from the burning wreckage on Sunday after he was exposed to the flames for almost 30 seconds

Grosjean pictured walking from his car after the horror crash at the Bahrain Grand Prix

It added Grosjean will continue to receive private treatment for burns suffered on the back of his hands and will remain in Bahrain for the time being.

‘On behalf of Romain Grosjean and the entire Haas F1 team we extend our thanks to all who have tended to him at the BDF Hospital,’ the statement read.

Grosjean also posted a social media picture of his bandaged right hand, with the message: ‘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.’  

It was reported on Tuesday that Grosjean wants to compete in the final race of the Formula One season, in Abu Dhabi next weekend.

He has been ruled out of this weekend’s Sakhir Grand Prix, also in Bahrain, but would like to race in the UAE on December 13. 

The Haas driver’s car exploded during the Bahrain Grand Prix with the Frenchman stuck inside

Grosjean later shared a video saying he was fine after his horrific Bahrain Grand Prix crash

Speaking on Tuesday, Grosjean’s team boss at Haas, Gunther Steiner, said: ‘The aim is Romain really would like to do the race in Abu Dhabi (on December 13).

‘I told him try to get better and we will speak on Sunday or Monday and see how he feels and if it is doable.

‘We will cross that bridge when we come to it. I’m not in a hurry to decide what to do, or what is needed because it depends on his health.

‘He is just trying to get better to be in the car in Abu Dhabi. That is his aim, and that shows that he wants to keep on doing it.’   

Details have emerged of Grosjean’s accident during the first lap of Sunday’s race in Bahrain, including that the heat of the inferno was so intense the visor of his helmet melted.

His ‘halo’ — the titanium and carbon device around the cockpit that protects a driver’s head — had bent the barrier and, seemingly, saved his life. 

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