Grosjean set to be discharged on Tuesday

Mark Scott
Romain Grosjean: Never been asked to smell anyone

Romain Grosjean: Never been asked to smell anyone

Haas has released further good news regarding the condition of Romain Grosjean, who is now set to be released from hospital on Tuesday morning.

It is nothing short of a miracle that Grosjean somehow was able to emerge from his huge, fiery crash on the first lap at the Bahrain Grand Prix with just minor burns.

The Frenchman was airlifted to hospital following the shocking crash and remained there overnight for further observation. He managed to post a short video from his hospital bed to thank everyone for their well wishes and showed gratitude to the Halo device that no doubt saved his life.

“Romain Grosjean is continuing his convalescence at the Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) hospital having remained there overnight following Sunday’s incident at the Bahrain GP,” a statement read.

“Treatment on the burns Grosjean sustained on the back of both his hands is going well. Grosjean was visited by Gunther Steiner, team principal of Haas F1 Team, on Monday, and it is anticipated he will be discharged from the care of the hospital on Tuesday 1st December.”

The question now turns to whether Grosjean is both physically and mentally prepared to return to action at the Sakhir circuit again this upcoming weekend after such a horrifying accident.

Haas boss Guenther Steiner has said it is Grosjean’s decision if he wants to return for what would be his penultimate race for the team after the American outfit decided not to extend his deal for another season.

Steiner said: “We’ve always got a plan in place but at the moment my plan is if he’s OK to get back in there to race in Bahrain next week [he can]. But we have to wait.”

“I want to speak first to Romain before speculating whoever goes in there if he cannot drive.

“So, it will be only in the next few days when we get from the doctors the verdict of how bad the injuries are then we decide what we’re doing.

“At the moment for me Romain is driving.”

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