F1 Driver, Romain Grosjean, Who Survived Horrific Crash Thought about His 3 Kids at That Moment
Romain Grosjean shocked the world when he came out from a scary accident during a race in the Bahrain Grand Prix. Grosjean said he thought about his three kids while trapped in the wrecked car.
Formula 1 driver Romain Grosjean survived one of the scariest accidents in recent times during the Bahrain Grand Prix.
In a tweet shared on the official Sky Sports page, Grosjean said all he could think of while being trapped in the burning vehicle was his three children.
The 34-year-old could only think about staying alive for his three children as he was trapped in his car that was engulfed in flames.
After smashing into a guardrail last weekend, Grosjean's car burst into flames. When his vehicle veered off course into a fence, breaking in two, the Haas driver was going at 137 mph.
The father of three emerged from the wreck with some injuries after being trapped in the wreckage for 28 seconds, although he said it felt like 90 seconds.
While trapped in the car and surrounded by fire, Grosjean said he remembered famous racer Niki Lauda, who suffered severe injuries to his face in a 1976 crash.
Even though he was stuck in the car, Grosjean had finally found the right motivation and tactics to escape.
We are so thankful that Romain Grosjean was able to walk away from this. We did not need a reminder of the bravery and brilliance of our drivers, marshals, and medical teams, nor of the advances in safety in our sport, but we truly got one today#BahrainGP 🇧🇭 #F1 pic.twitter.com/z8OeTU5Nem— Formula 1 (@F1) November 29, 2020
The 34-year-old recalled trying to get himself out of the burning car. After different trials on getting himself out, Grosjean said he thought about Lauda's accident.
At that point, he thought to himself that he could not end like that and that was not going to be his last race. So he made another effort to escape.
An update from Romain himself. Pleased to see you’re in good spirits! We hope you make a speedy recovery 🙏 pic.twitter.com/njnjjH4GBi— Haas F1 Team (@HaasF1Team) November 29, 2020
The father of three recalled the unpleasant moment when his body began to relax, and he became at peace with himself, believing he was going to die.
It was at this point Grosjean thought of his three kids. Even though he was stuck in the car, Grosjean had finally found the right motivation and tactics to escape.
🗣️ "I thought about my kids and I said to myself 'I cannot die today'"— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) December 4, 2020
Romain Grosjean spoke exclusively to @SkySportsF1 about just how he managed to get out of his horrific crash in the Bahrain Grand Prix last weekend pic.twitter.com/11D9TmubjQ
To pull himself out of the vehicle, Grosjean put both his hands in the flames and was met by doctors and emergency officials who had rushed to the scene.
According to reports, The Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) is investigating the crash and expects to have the results in six to eight weeks.
Grosjean's wife Marion said several miracles helped her husband survive the terrific crash. Marion, a French journalist, stated that she was grateful to have her husband alive.