ROMAIN GROSJEAN will miss the ultimate race of the season and his final as an F1 driver.
The Frenchman cheated dying in a fiery smash in Bahrain final Sunday and sustained burns to his fingers.
Romain Grosjean will miss the Abu Dhabi GP to be along with his household that means his F1 profession is over Credit score: Getty Photos – Getty
The 34-year-old, who’s leaving the Haas staff on the finish of the 12 months, had initially wished to convey the curtain down on his F1 profession by racing within the Abu Dhabi GP.
Nonetheless, he has determined to fly residence to Switzerland to be along with his spouse and three youngsters and to obtain additional therapy to his burned fingers.
He mentioned: “It’s with nice disappointment that I won’t be able to do my last race in Abu Dhabi and be with the staff there.
“We have tried as a lot as we may with the physician to get better and to restore my hand, however the threat of racing is simply too large for my restoration and my well being.
“So, the choice was made that I am not going to race. It is one of many hardest choices of my life, nevertheless it’s clearly one of many wisest. I’ll miss the staff, however I will likely be supporting them as ever.”
Grosjean misplaced management and drove instantly into crash obstacles at 140mph after clipping Daniil Kvyat’s automobile.
His automobile break up in two and was then immediately engulfed by flames as marshals rushed to assist the French driver out of the wreckage.
He was trapped in his car for more than 20 seconds after the smash as his visor began melting however extremely walked away with solely burns on his fingers and ankles.
The French racer escaped from this horror fireball after a crash in Bahrain per week in the pastCredit score: Splash Information
Grosjean walked away comparatively unharmed contemplating the extent of the crashCredit score: Getty Photos – Getty
His automobile break up in two with the entrance finish fully burnedCredit score: EPA
The French driver admitted accepting he was going to die after the crash.
And Grosjean, with each fingers in bandages, stepped up his restoration as he hit the gym on Friday by lifting weights.
However though his F1 profession seems to be over, Grosjean instructed he wish to proceed racing – and profitable races – with the likes of IndyCar and rally potential choices.
F1’s strict covid protocols implies that as soon as he leaves Bahrain he will likely be unable to attend the race in Abu Dhabi.
It means Pietro Fittipaldi will proceed to fill in for him alongside teammate Kevin Magnussen.
Grosjean is now hoping he can safe the mortgage of an F1 automobile as soon as his fingers have healed to have a last blast round Abu Dhabi in a personal monitor session.
Mercedes have already supplied him the usage of Lewis Hamilton title-winning automobile from 2019.
Grosjean was reunited with FIA Medical Automotive driver Alan van der Merwe, left, and FIA medical delegate Ian RobertsCredit score: EPA
He stepped up his restoration by lifting weights simply days after being launched from hospitalCredit score: Instagram / @grosjeanromain
Haas boss Gunther Steiner added: “Romain believed in our Formula One venture on the very begin, he dedicated to drive for us earlier than we might even constructed a automobile.
“There isn’t a doubting the dedication and sheer effort he has put into serving to us to attain what we’ve as a younger staff in Components One.
“We’ll eternally be pleased about that perception and dedication. It’s these qualities, his drive and ambition, that I am certain will help him on his restoration.
“On behalf of Gene Haas and myself, along with the entire Haas F1 Workforce operation, we want Romain nicely and a return to full well being.”