ROMAIN GROSJEAN’S helmet visor melted as he was engulfed in a fireball after the crash, revealed hero FIA physician Ian Roberts.
The Haas driver’s car split in half and burst into flames after he smashed into a barrier on the Bahrain GP on Sunday.
The French System 1 star crashed into the barrier at excessive velocityCredit score: Splash Information
Dr Ian Roberts helped to get the Frenchman to the medical automotive after the crashCredit score: Common Information & Sport (Scotland)
Grosjean was trapped for 20 seconds within the burning wreck on lap one earlier than he emerged from the cockpit.
Roberts – who helped free him from the wreckage – revealed that the 34-year-old’s helmet visor had melted throughout that point.
As cited by GpFans, he stated: “He was very shaky and his visor was fully opaque and melted.
“I needed to get his helmet off simply to test every part was okay.
“He had some ache on his foot and fingers so from that time we knew it was secure sufficient to maneuver him into the [medical car], a bit extra safety, get some gel on his burns then get him into the ambulance and off to the medical centre.”
He remained in hospital in Bahrain in a single day as he obtained therapy for burns on each of his fingers.
Lewis Hamilton stated the Frenchman was fortunate his head was not lower off by the boundaries whereas 1996 champ Damon Hill stated ‘it’s a miracle he’s alive’.
Romain Grosjean shared a picture of himself smiling from his hospital mattress after his horror crash in BahrainCredit score: Instagram
Romain Grosjean was rushed to hospital after the horror crash on SundayCredit score: Reuters
The Haas driver’s automotive cut up in half as he hit the crash barrier Credit score: AFP
Robert appeared on Good Morning Britain on Monday morning to debate the crash with Piers Morgan and co-host Susanna Reid.
He stated: “After we arrived, you’ll be able to see on the video there that there’s a enormous hole within the barrier.
“We may see romain via that with flame throughout he was struggling to get himself up and out it was a matter of how will we get to him.
“The extinguisher pushed the flames again so we may give him a hand to get out.”
Roberts claimed that utilizing a hearth extinguisher helped to free Grosjean from the burning wreckage.
Giving his account of what occurred, Roberts continued: “First lap, following them round as regular.
“There was a large flame and we arrived to a really odd scene the place you have acquired half a automotive pointing within the improper course and simply throughout the barrier a mass of warmth.
“Then seeking to the best at that time, I may see Romain attempting to stand up.
Romain Grosjean’s automotive pierced via a crash barrier at 140mphCredit score: Reuters
The System 1 automotive burst into flames after the crash throughout the first lap Credit score: Reuters
“We would have liked a way of attending to him, so we acquired the marshal there with the extinguisher.
“The extinguisher was simply sufficient to push the flame away as Romain acquired excessive sufficient, so I may attain over and pull him over the barrier.”
Daniel Ricciardo has since blasted TV directors for showing continuous replays of the horrific crash.
Romain Grosjean miraculously walked away from the accident Credit score: AFP