November 30, 2020 5:13:15 pm
French driver Romain Grosjean is anticipated to remain in hospital till Tuesday after his fiery Bahrain Grand Prix crash, his Haas crew stated.
The 34-year-old suffered burns to the again of his palms in Sunday’s stunning accident at Sakhir, together with his automobile splitting in two and bursting right into a ball of flame after penetrating a metal barrier.
Haas stated in an announcement that crew principal Guenther Steiner had visited Grosjean on the Bahrain Defence Drive hospital on Monday.
It added that therapy was going nicely and “it’s anticipated he shall be discharged from the care of the hospital on Tuesday”.
There was no phrase on whether or not Grosjean would be capable of race this weekend when the Bahrain circuit hosts the Sakhir Grand Prix, second of a Center Japanese triple-header that ends in Abu Dhabi the next weekend.
Miami-born Brazilian Pietro Fittipaldi, a grandson of twice world champion and double Indianapolis 500 winner Emerson, is likely one of the crew’s official reserve drivers together with Swiss F2 racer Louis Deletraz.
Grosjean is because of depart Haas on the finish of the season together with Danish crew mate Kevin Magnussen.
Mick Schumacher, son of seven instances world champion Michael and the present Components Two chief, is anticipated to hitch the crew subsequent season with Russian Nikita Mazepin tipped to be the opposite driver.
Each drivers are in Bahrain however subsequent weekend would be the Components Two title decider.
“We’ve all the time acquired a plan in place, however in the meanwhile my plan can be, if he (Grosjean) is OK, to get again in for the race in Bahrain subsequent weekend,” Steiner instructed reporters on Sunday.
“That’s his choice, I can’t intrude with that one. He must make that one up with himself. I comply with his steerage there.”
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