So glad that Romain, appears, to have escaped this horrendous crash.
Thankfully, the previously controversial “halo” seems to have saved his life. Methinks the value of this safety feature will be viewed somewhat differently from now on. Any debate about the aesthetics will now be firmly in the bin.
Hopefully, given the magnitude of the incident, Romain has, relatively, minor injuries.
I use that term advisedly, as burns and potentially broken bones are not to be sneered at.
I would also like to mention the medics and marshals who deserve our thanks and respect for their amazing response during the aftermath of this incident.
Romain is receiving treatment at hospital and I wish him well, a speedy recovery and hope we see him racing again soon.
We witnessed today what for Formula 1 must have been one of the most terrifying crashes of the sport.
Todays chaos was, seemingly initiated by GrosJean who cut across the circuit at the start of the race. This action resulted in him squeezing then colliding with Hamilton who had nowhere to go. From that point on Grosjean’s Lotus became air borne, took off and crashed across Fernando Alonso’s Ferrari. Sergio Perez in a Sauber was also taken out in the carnage. We have to be thankful that all came out of this with perhaps just some serious bruises. A tribute to the safety that is built into these cars.
I have no doubt that Grosjean is solely responsible for an avoidable incident that not only spoilt the race aspirations of Hamilton and Alonso but also caused unnecessary risk to life and limb in what is already a dangerous sport. I believe that he should receive some kind of censure from the race officials and the FIA.
You can view the incident at the following link:
BBC Sport – Formula 1 – Spectacular crash causes chaos at Belgian GP.