French F1 driver Romain Grosjean survives fireball in 'miracle'

29 nov 2020
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Race officials and drivers praised the modern safety systems developed for Formula One on Sunday after Romain Grosjean said he was "okay" after surviving a high-speed crash and fireball blaze on the opening lap of the Bahrain Grand Prix.
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  • If this happend in 1994 .... We all know the result

    Alex YoroAlex YoroMese fa
  • When my dad told me i was very worried good thing the halo saved his head .its a miracle he is still alive.

    jannah canetejannah caneteMese fa
  • For me... This is the same scenario as what happened to Paul Walker...

    Pandemic RespondPandemic RespondMese fa
  • For me... This is the same scenario as what happened to Paul Walker...

    Abg Longkai KLAbg Longkai KLMese fa
  • 0:02 so the english comentators pronounce his name not correctly all the time

    Constantinia SmithConstantinia SmithMese fa
  • The one corner worker with the fire extinguisher spraying while he was 20 feet away was worthless. This is why I dislike volunteer workers. They get in the way and usually are usless in these kind of situations. And I say this from my time in Indycar and IMSA.

    Keith GoslinKeith GoslinMese fa
  • I got used to them almost immediately - after this, no question

    hadrian robleshadrian roblesMese fa
  • I've seen a lot of crashes before - I shuddered at this one, great job with the safety crew. Looking forward to see you on the track soon Gojean. H.

    hadrian robleshadrian roblesMese fa
  • 🙌🙌💪💪🇧🇷🇧🇷

    Virgílio dos SantosVirgílio dos SantosMese fa
  • Gods work.

    Tyrone MogadishuTyrone MogadishuMese fa
  • Força Grosjean🇧🇷 💚💛

    OrionCROW OC668OrionCROW OC668Mese fa
  • Let's hope Romain is not going to develop PTSD as a result of this accident.

    LECAPITAINEJACKLECAPITAINEJACKMese fa
  • 🙏🏻😱❤️

    Pamela BonapartePamela BonaparteMese fa
  • My question is, what was the lone fire fighter doing?

    yuoop nokeyuoop nokeMese fa
    • He had a shit extinguisher and the flames were going his way, he was still closer than most.

      affalaffaaaffalaffaaMese fa
  • Seeing this footage, no one done anything to alleviate the fire from the driver at all, they were all buzzing around doing very little apart from an arm to assist him from climbing down from the barrier, he saved himself, just like Alonso crashed upside down into barriers other year, got himself out with no one around, heroes my arse

    Westfield RacerWestfield RacerMese fa
    • That fire marshall on lhs was shitting himself get to the fire, tanks already gone up he'd have done more good pissing on it ffs.

      alida flusalida flusMese fa
  • thankfully. The medical car team were heroic on a sublime level. Respect

    alida flusalida flusMese fa
    • Stupid Dangerous driving by Grosjean. 100% Grosjean fault

      alida flusalida flusMese fa
  • it count it was 28.82 second's he was kept in fire. That very long if you know the heat.

    Jeroen RolandJeroen RolandMese fa
    • Im glad to see the guys getting out of the medical car had the mind to close their doors first.....

      yuoop nokeyuoop nokeMese fa
  • On vas pas se mentir ... tout le paddock est content de ne plus l'avoir dans les pattes. Romain est bon quand il n'y a personne en piste, mais dangereux pour lui et pour les autres dés qu'il y a d'autres voitures. Fin de l'aparté pour lui en F1. Sauvé par le Halo pour lequel il était contre .... ironie fin de l'histoire ... clap de fin et vivant ....

    jerome martinjerome martinMese fa
  • Stay blessed...take care....get well soon 💐💐💐💐🙏🙏🙏

    Priya RaghuvanshiPriya RaghuvanshiMese fa
    • God created the HALO to protect him!

      alida flusalida flusMese fa
  • That Halo kept Roman from getting his own

    gioyu comigioyu comiMese fa
  • If he had been injured enough from the violent impact to be unable to get out of car, could they have saved him? Its not easy finding a "safe" location for the fuel tank, but I would think making it part of driver pod is not the best choice.

    billyraybandbillyraybandMese fa
  • No tire barrier.....

    William JamesWilliam JamesMese fa
    • was burned.

      gioyu comigioyu comiMese fa
  • Was it a miracle? Or just good planning?

    Trusten BakerTrusten BakerMese fa
  • This gives you a true idea of how long he was in the fire. Insane

    fejicfejicMese fa
  • I am a Fan of F1. I saw this race and I was horrified

    Lalitha AnnaduraiLalitha AnnaduraiMese fa
  • The real hero is the medic team.

    Serigala JadianSerigala JadianMese fa
  • No miracle. Technology and Engineering.

    Diogo SalesDiogo SalesMese fa
  • That Halo kept Roman from getting his own

    Mike FMike FMese fa
  • Stupid Dangerous driving by Grosjean. 100% Grosjean fault

    splendiddavesplendiddaveMese fa
  • That fire marshall on lhs was shitting himself get to the fire, tanks already gone up he'd have done more good pissing on it ffs.

    daviddavidMese fa
  • Im glad to see the guys getting out of the medical car had the mind to close their doors first.....

    CTCTMese fa
  • God created the HALO to protect him!

    Simon NorthSimon NorthMese fa
  • The safety officer that spotted him and actually attacked the base of the fire did a great job gave him a chance to get out, wow very fortunate his cockpit didn't get wedged under the barrier

    Mike UKMike UKMese fa
  • He himself made a mistake. He turned deliberately right at full speed.

    Gianni FlorioGianni FlorioMese fa
  • Barriers should be a thick foam or air cushioned to avoid fireballs

    BP FRSCBP FRSCMese fa
  • Looking at the car turn into a broken half with a fireball, still this is a big MIRACLE for a driver to survive.. aside from the halo there was a 1,000 degree fireball and only his hands was burned.

    BP FRSCBP FRSCMese fa
    • not to be that guy, but i notice alot of non f1 fans talking about how the car split it half thinking that it made the situation worse. when in reality the cars are literally designed to break apart like that in the event of a crash, by splitting in two, the back half takes alot of forces and impact away. also the cockpit is built around whats called a "safety cell" meaning in the event of a crash the driver is "protected" and enclosed apart from the rest of the car. also there is kevlar on the gas tank that is supposed to be able to withstand any impact, which failed, normally there should have been NO FIRE, the #1 safety aspect of the car is to try and stop it from catching fire. furthermore, a safety barrier is NOT supposed to fail like that. glad romain is ok, but there is still work to do. but dont discredit the safety teams of f1 by saying "he was lucky" because in reality, everything happened by DESIGN (for the most part)

      jjMese fa
  • I wonder what Nikki Lauder would have made of this incident.

    Max MacMax MacMese fa
  • It reminds me that happened Niki Lauda injured in 1976 German Grand Prix with flames

    Dayana GonzalezDayana GonzalezMese fa
  • Nobody talks why he swerved into traffic like a lunatic.

    dacid kapuradacid kapuraMese fa
    • Stupid comment. There was debris from contact in front. He clearly lost control of the car. Idiot

      PBPBMese fa
    • Debris...

      aditya rameshaditya rameshMese fa
    • puncture ?

      DLDLMese fa
  • 바로옆에있던 완전무장소방관 오피셜의 조치를 보라 어쩌면 저리 멍청하고 몸을 사리는지 나도 오피셜이지만 어이가없다.... 뭐 안전불감증 중동클라스어디가겠어? ㅎ 그로쟝이 놀라운속도로 빠져나온게 기적이라고 생각될뿐이다....

    존도우존도우Mese fa
  • Romain was the brunt of a lot of jokes from F1 fans because of all the incidents he's been involved in. I think he can get a pass on this one. I'm glad he escaped with only minor burns.

    Sweeptheleg !Sweeptheleg !Mese fa
  • 1:16 I have no more stress thanks to, *p a i d t o b e h o m e .c o m*

    Hanna MckenzieHanna MckenzieMese fa
  • I,m getting pretty angry about the fact that this driver is the most dangerous , and causes accidents and is warned constantly about his behaviour..This move was illegal , reckless, and all too common.. He should be banned and heavily fined. It is illegal to make sudden eratic moves across the track ,and he swerved from one side over to the other without knowing if anyone was in his path..

    Christopher DunnChristopher DunnMese fa
  • Jesus

    Sé AndradeSé AndradeMese fa
  • Romain "The Phoenix" Grosjean

    WilliamWilliamMese fa
  • My question is, what was the lone fire fighter doing?

    Ocean ManOcean ManMese fa
    • Being scared by the inferno, not sure if he had the adequate protection to get close enough

      George DanilovGeorge DanilovMese fa
  • Kudos to the fire marshal who ran from the other side of the track and got the first effective suppression spray onto the wreck. Sure, it took him three or four seconds to get it going after he arrived, but the fire marshal stationed 25 feet from ground zero wasn't doing much of anything with that little squirt gun of his. And it would seem to me that the guys in the safety car should have high capacity extinguishers ready to go as well, seeing as how so many wrecks happen on the first lap. Get well soon, Romain!

    Skunk BucketSkunk BucketMese fa
  • Who’s fault was it guys

    TheSpikeyCantaloupeTheSpikeyCantaloupeMese fa
  • The response time by the safety crew is pathetic. It's like the famous Simona di Silvestro fire at Texas Motor Speedway in 2010. Both frightening. What the heck is wrong with these safety officials?

    Steve NikitasSteve NikitasMese fa
  • Está claro que Romain se ha salvado gracias al arrojo y valor del bombero del casco amarillo... It is clear that Romain has been saved thanks to the courage and bravery of the firefighter with the yellow helmet...

    JoseLogicJoseLogicMese fa
  • All's well that ends well.

    PowerOf OnePowerOf OneMese fa
  • È stato miracolato, ad uscire da quell'inferno di fuoco, merito della grande prontezza di lui e della tecnologia degli ingenieri che hanno costruito quella sicurezza sopra il volante. Al pilota gli faccio i miei migliori Auguri di una pronta guarigione per il prossimo anno. Grazie mille ciao.

    Sergio CanaliniSergio CanaliniMese fa
  • *People 2 years ago* : They're destroying F1 with this halo bullshit *People now* : Thank god for the halo, I always said it was essential

    GuitaristmalakianGuitaristmalakianMese fa
  • I don't understand it. Please explain to me. I've watched so many times. How did he end up over the railing with the back of car the other side? And what is a halo ya'll speak of? ❤🙏

    Tessa JonesTessa JonesMese fa
    • They design the car so that it snaps at those forces, it helps because that means the force is absorbed mainly by the car and distributed across, and not by the cockpit area alkne.

      aditya banerjeeaditya banerjeeMese fa
    • the" halo" is a protective bar ( top of the head) ( made of titanium) that was introduce 2 year ago to save the drivers head from any impact

      elias moraelias moraMese fa
  • In 1974 Helmut Koinigg was decapitated in the GP of USA from crashing exactly between two guardrails like Romain did in Bahrain. I just don't understand how they still use those kind of barriers.

    Marvin LMarvin LMese fa
  • Thank God he's alive. I've been watching F1 for over 20 years. It's time for Romain to retire.

    Jeremiah PerryJeremiah PerryMese fa
  • OMG Grosjean! Glad you're ok mann!

    Rico LassenRico LassenMese fa
  • If he was knocked unconscious he wouldn't have made it. Glad to see this outcome.

    Adam LapinskiAdam LapinskiMese fa
  • Well done report!

    Stan BrownStan BrownMese fa
  • Impact image at min 1:31 Look at the halo and the top "T" camera. Amazing

    Ivan VidalIvan VidalMese fa
  • Though it was Swiss

    Maurizio IntrigilaMaurizio IntrigilaMese fa
  • da notare l incopetenza del primo soccorritore con l estintore.. se fossero stati tutti come lui il povero pilota sarebbe morto se non fosse riuscito ad uscire dall abitacolo, spero che lo allontanino dalle piste perche se ti mettono un estintore in mano lo devi saper usare perche la vita di qcn è anche nelle tue mani!!!

    nunzio taglierinunzio taglieriMese fa
  • Dude runs like a little girl though

    Mystic stickmanMystic stickmanMese fa
  • It took the marshalls/medical car 6 seconds to arrive, that's a world record/miracle 🙏

    FreeFire No Mercy MEFreeFire No Mercy MEMese fa
    • it actually took them 9 seconds to arrive and 3 more seconds to get out of the car.. anyway, really really good response!

      Everything You WantEverything You WantMese fa
    • That's why they drive the first lap behind the pack with the medical car, another absolutely great safety protocol.

      thoubiasthoubiasMese fa
  • Praise the halo! 😇

    xtscarface Mxtscarface MMese fa
  • That fire Marshal needs re training. He waisted most of the fire extinguisher.

    Glen BoothGlen BoothMese fa
  • this is entertainment show. the showmen get a lot of money for that. so you have to live with the consequences. or become a doctor or a baker. we need more of that.

    BGeuzeBGeuzeMese fa
  • Thanks for showing us the uncut footage and the rescue. It took more than 20 seconds between the explosion and the fire extinguisher being deployed.

    More ThanMore ThanMese fa
  • I thought of Williamson, Cevert, Revson, and Bianchi accidents, thank goodness for the Halo.

    VikingRaven73VikingRaven73Mese fa
    • And Clark in 1968

      DLDLMese fa
  • Yes, 20 very long seconds. That's because it was actually 29 seconds.

    frasertonesfrasertonesMese fa
    • @ITworlds Safety Troll yeah i see. Kinda sounded like you were making excuses as to why they're not as resistant, but you were just explaining, sorry for the attack. I still think because of those reasons, they should figure out a different way to protect the drivers better, but I understand your point better

      Lauren B.Lauren B.Mese fa
    • @Lauren B. Oh, I see. I didn't say that the gloves shouldn't be as resistant as the suit, just that they aren't as resistant as the suit and the reason why. The reason is actually two-fold. On the one hand, they need to maintain sufficient dexterity to operate the controls during the race. On the other hand, it's a product of the surface area of the hands and fingers themselves being small and yet disproportionately exposed to temperature that makes them difficult to adequately insulate. Similar to how the hands and fingers still become cold inside of all but the thickest of mittens in very cold temperatures.

      YouTube Safety TrollYouTube Safety TrollMese fa
    • @ITworlds Safety Troll i agree with you there, the thing i was arguing against was you saying that just because it's bulkier the gloves shouldn't be as resistant as the suit. I'm saying they just need to figure out a different way, all parts of the body should be protected equally from fire

      Lauren B.Lauren B.Mese fa
    • ​@Lauren B. F1 has proven itself very open to the evolution of safety measures over the past 30 years. As soon as some chemical engineers discover a new textile material that does satisfy those criteria, I'm sure it'll be sewn into or applied to racing gloves. They certainly aren't done improving safety measures, and there will likely be a few significant changes as a result of Grosjean's accident.

      YouTube Safety TrollYouTube Safety TrollMese fa
    • @ITworlds Safety Troll "currently does not exist", that's what innovation is for. I'm not saying they'll automatically have a solution, but I'm saying the reason for not improving it shouldn't compromise the safety. They're still hella safer than what it used to be, and it protected Grosjean from even worse injuries, but safety is ever-evolving and it shouldn't stop because they couldn't find another way around the problem of it being too bulky

      Lauren B.Lauren B.Mese fa
  • Its Bahrain...not brain ....well talk about salary cap for the most dangerous sport..

    Mob EnterpriseMob EnterpriseMese fa
  • GROSS JEAN

    Samuel VictoriaSamuel VictoriaMese fa
  • I love F1. That was one of the scariest moments in F1. Thank goodness he is still alive.

    MYMMYMMese fa
  • I truly hope this will silence any halo complaints. The halo saved his life

    Owen’s BeatsOwen’s BeatsMese fa
    • Would have been a headless burnt corpse without the halo, no doubt.

      Breath Taker 01Breath Taker 01Mese fa
  • Roman "Houdini" Grosjean. get well soon. ❤️

    Ardianto WibowoArdianto WibowoMese fa
  • 34… Senna wasn’t so lucky back then

    Chris LeeChris LeeMese fa
  • Grosjean siempre la lía, es hora de ir pensando en echarle de la f1 xq no es la primera vez que hace estas cosas. Igual que en otras ocasiones, la culpa esta vez ha sido suya, y solo suya. Creo que en una ocasión fue él tb quien estuvo a punto de segarle la cabeza a F.A.

    George Of The JungleGeorge Of The JungleMese fa
  • the first guys extinguisher was both useless and pathetic

    jack mastersjack mastersMese fa
  • God has a tremendous plan for this man. What a miracle.

    Rosa Dina RamirezRosa Dina RamirezMese fa
  • 1:06 - Thank God!

    veecee27veecee27Mese fa
  • very lucky to have that kind of medical car in a track and the person handle it. Thanks to them

    Yanasegeran YanasegeranYanasegeran YanasegeranMese fa
  • It reminded me of Peter Revson's accident at Kyalami in 1974. Glad he is ok.

    Charlie DennyCharlie DennyMese fa
    • @NOMEKA Uh.. Yes he was beheaded on that crash it was like a guillotine. Without the halo, Grosjean's crash would be hundred percent fatal

      Ralph ChristianRalph ChristianMese fa
    • @Ralph Christian helmuth koinigg crash us pretty horrible😥 his head is still in the helmet

      NOMEKANOMEKAMese fa
    • Don't forget the accident of Niki lauda

      mammutMK2mammutMK2Mese fa
    • @Vectro42 Exactly

      Ralph ChristianRalph ChristianMese fa
    • @Ralph Christian Same what happened to Koinnig and explosive like Peterson’s... all the ingredients for a fatal accident, but luckily the safety in F1 is incredibly effective nowadays 🙏🏻

      Vectro42Vectro42Mese fa
  • Romain is the most dangerous driver in F1 over the last 30 years he needs to be banned from any racing category before he kills someone or himself

    Panache AutomotivePanache AutomotiveMese fa
  • Shame it wasn't ...

    m km kMese fa
  • He is still lucky. If between halo and barriers in center position. He can’t escape from car. He head will locked in between barriers.

    Sepak BolaSepak BolaMese fa
    • @John Leven yes you teach him how to drive

      Alex 080267Alex 080267Mese fa
    • @david Class B are designed to so. It takes heat and Oxygen away from the equation. Apply enough it, and it's good go. Literally basic firefighter training. There's videos everywhere.

      EFSpartanEFSpartanMese fa
    • It wasn't just luck. I recommend watching WTF1's video on how Grosjean survived

      Mattia sBinottoMattia sBinottoMese fa
    • They still have not found an extinguisher that can put fuel fire out to this day.If he was trapped he would have died.

      daviddavidMese fa
    • F1 drivers train to get out of the car in any scenario every weekend.

      Mattia sBinottoMattia sBinottoMese fa
  • Wow 19 sec out car

    Buddanang PattanaBuddanang PattanaMese fa
    • 28 seconds.

      Arthur RJ RacingArthur RJ RacingMese fa
  • Les images sont impressionnantes. C’est un vrai miracle qu’il soit en vie. Imaginez qu’il a passé 28 secondes dans le feu. Avec la fumée, il aurait très bien pu perdre connaissance. C’est un miracle qu’il soit rester conscient, qu’il ait pu s’extraire de la voiture et qu’il n’a subit d’intoxication à cause des fumées.

    Ludo CattinLudo CattinMese fa
    • Il n'a probablement pas été en mesure de respirer pendant une certaine partie du temps qu'il était dans les flammes. L'adrénaline devait être au maximum, pas le temps d'avoir peur sur le coup, juste un corps qui fait tout en sorte afin de se sortir de ce bordel.

      Pascal JutrasPascal JutrasMese fa
  • Stay Strong (Restez fort Grosjean)🇫🇷

    Vyronn Jay BonghanoyVyronn Jay BonghanoyMese fa
  • It's not a 'miracle' it's years of dedicated safety regulations and work from experts that saved him along with the bravery of safety stewards.

    Uncle SlevenUncle SlevenMese fa
    • It's a miracle that he didnt lose conscionsness.. Do you know the forces of impact? They say 59G? Something like that.

      RobinRobinMese fa
    • The Halo saved his life from decapitation. But he was also a bit lucky that the monocoque went past the barrier far enough to the other side. If it had gotten stuck right where he was sitting, he could've gotten stuck with no gap to escape and would've burned to death. The safety mechanisms definitely played a role in his survival, but he was also lucky that the circumstances played out the way they did.

      JJMese fa
    • Those aren't mutually exclusive brah

      Lane AllbeeLane AllbeeMese fa
    • And the fact that he never lost consciousness

      Adam ReidAdam ReidMese fa
  • That marshal who activated his fire extinguisher spraying foam all over the dirt as he ran towards the car, should be fired from his job. When he got to the car, he was spraying so far away his efforts were practically useless!

    Freddie ReadieFreddie ReadieMese fa
    • @G K You've clearly never fought a fuel/oil fire like that with insufficient media! Firstly, he wouldn't be able to see Romain as he was looking at the bottom of the driver cell (given that it was tilted towards the barrier). I'll repeat, he operated the extinguisher CORRECTLY but he was insufficiently equipped to deal with that fire. In the circumstances (given his position relative to the cell) and the equipment he had available there was little else he could do in the 30 seconds before Romain escaped.

      thepymesthepymesMese fa
    • @thepymes but in this case a man is stuck in a barrier in flames, no need to sit there and slowly discharge and slowly approach the fire....

      G KG KMese fa
    • He operated the extinguisher CORRECTLY. Extinguishers should always be discharged FIRST away from the flames before advancing towards the seat of the fire. He attempted to tackle a SERIOUS fuel fire with a single extinguisher and without Breathing Apparatus! Professional firefighters would NEVER normally attempt to do that without wearing BA and unlimited firefighting media. The risk of the firefighter being overwhelmed by the smoke or a secondary explosion and therefore becoming a casualty themselves is incredibly high! In that situation it is the lack of BA and the reliance on extinguishers that is practically useless NOT the Fire Marshall!

      thepymesthepymesMese fa
  • Not miracle, it is good engineering.

    esphi LEEesphi LEEMese fa
    • @esphi LEE Yes you are right. I will apologize to you.. my comment was completely inappropriate. Shouldn't have written that. I will correct my statement to "it's a miracle that technology and safety has come this far that he survived such a crash; and ofcourse his quick actions to get out of the car". Because imagine if he was stressing so hard that he failed to undo his belt for example

      Vlerke DamneVlerke DamneMese fa
    • @Vlerke Damne , hundreds of racing drivers would have died in the past decade if they relied on miracle to survive. The fire resistance fabric and helmet bought him 20 seconds, without serious burn and smoke inhalation. The carbon fiber tub, halo, hans and helmet prevented him from became immobilized. Medic with fire extinguisher followed the cars in highly modified sport car made sure they arrived within 20 seconds, were all part of engineering design and planning. It was not miracle that saved him, it was misfortune that sent him to the barrier and fire, and engineering saved him. Your first sentence says a lot about your personality. I have no interest in continue further conversation with you.

      esphi LEEesphi LEEMese fa
    • Let's re-enact this crash with you as the driver. See how good the engineering is that time. His car was split in half, he was in the fire for 20 seconds. He was extremely lucky he didn't pass out. It's definitely a miracle (and good engineering)

      Vlerke DamneVlerke DamneMese fa
  • I'm not a religious man however if there is a higher power in the world it was watching over him. That being said fantastic work by everyone involved in making the cars as safe as they are and constantly never stopping to try to improve safety.

    34394 Media34394 MediaMese fa
  • Thanks to all the fia safety standerds

    Fazil MuhammedFazil MuhammedMese fa
  • Hè are ok

    Kjell HendrikxKjell HendrikxMese fa
  • Mercedes won. It's sad he got hurt in a race he had no chance of competing in . MB needs to be nerfed before Ill watch another race... At this point nothing but an out right conspiracy to fix the races could explain why MB has been allowed to maintain this advantage over teams without a billion dollar multinational corporate cash dispenser. I would like to see MB banned from racing for 2 full seasons.

    Keith ZimmermanKeith ZimmermanMese fa
    • 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 sour grapes, pucker up!

      Panache AutomotivePanache AutomotiveMese fa
    • @34394 Media this ^ and a wind tunnel budget that would bankrupt most teams. That video we all probably seen detailing the advantage they have kind of ruined F1 for in my eyes for the time being. I hope it gets fixed soon. It really would not take much. Standardized down force rules to eliminate tunnel budget advantage for big corporate sponsored teams.

      Keith ZimmermanKeith ZimmermanMese fa
    • Mercedes dominance is because they were given the full details of the engine regs 5 years before any other team knew of the change. Burnie wanted them to become the next 'big thing' in F1 for whatever reason. Even with that nutjob gone his impact is still hurting the sport.

      34394 Media34394 MediaMese fa
  • Halo saved his head from being chopped off and the fire-proof suit saved his body. He'll make a full recovery minus some minor scarring and this incident shows how far F1 has come in safety. The ability to survive this is a miracle.

    Matt BlomMatt BlomMese fa
    • Agree very lucky to not have been trapped between the guard rail, and not able to free himself...... Do they know what the actual Temp is i wonder......

      dmilesdjmdmilesdjmMese fa
    • @YEET I saw that crash and immediately assumed he was gone. Absolutely shocked and elated to see him in the Medical car

      schurgy16schurgy16Mese fa
    • I used to hate the halo and how it made the car look uglier but if it saved his life thank God for it

      FBIFBIMese fa
    • if he was not stucked on the barrier, he would be trowed to drainese and make big impact. but i think its better than trapped on big fire ball

      Lina ErlinaLina ErlinaMese fa
    • I know, and even in the best case scenario withouth the halo (just getting lucky and not getting his head chopped) he would have definetly been knocked out cold. He wouldnt have been able to get out of the fire on his own.

      briandawkingsbriandawkingsMese fa
  • The drivers also have fire extinguishers in their cockpits so they would of slightly helped him. But on the other hand, who is going to spend 5 seconds to find a button that will probably do nothing when you could spend it getting out of a raging furnace.

    AncientPickleAncientPickleMese fa
    • as a person who studies the structure integrity of Open wheel cars, I can attest that they (at least F1 and Indycar, cant say for sure other series) have fire retardant systems in the cockpit. They are automatically deployed when a sensor feels too much heat. However they are ment for small fires in the cockpit of the car and in this kinda inferno would have done nothing at all. If anything its deployment helped Romain not be burned as badly.

      34394 Media34394 MediaMese fa
    • @AncientPickle I went few rallying as photographer. Is part of the safety briefing and lot of them are around fire and where not to stand.

      PC CPC CMese fa
    • @PC C that makes a lot of since. How do you know that.

      AncientPickleAncientPickleMese fa
    • gt car fire extinguisher are automatically deployed without pushing buttons, but open wheel race car usually don't have one because with close cockpit is easier to get trapped than open cockpit and such fire rarely happens

      PC CPC CMese fa
  • He is a very, very lucky man. The halo saved him from death, no doubt at all. I think the circuit needs to look closer at safety in the barriers. A softer rubber tyre wall would have been different. But all easy in hindsight. This type of accident i have never seen , where the ( half ) of the car is wedged inbetween and on fire. Shocking and yet he survived, thankfully. The medical car team were heroic on a sublime level. Respect

    Mr EchelonMr EchelonMese fa
    • @Leuname008 tbf, the forces were estimated at 53g's, so 53x the force of gravity. im not sure what else can be done.

      jjMese fa
    • @Leuname008 depends on the angle you hit them at. They can easily reinforce these barriers so that there are no gaps and engineer them to crumble in a certain way.

      ToCA RacerToCA RacerMese fa
    • A tyre barrier cant be there because it would be so easy for another Spa F2....

      ElliotElliotMese fa
    • The barrier should never split like this... These should be removed on every circuit

      Leuname008Leuname008Mese fa
    • @ToCA Racer yeah ok but they don’t expect a big crash like this on a straight line

      YEETYEETMese fa
  • Update?

    kamran virkkamran virkMese fa
    • He is ok but won’t be participating for Sahkir GP, still Unsure for Abu-Dhabi

      Fel24 MultigamingFel24 MultigamingMese fa
    • he was ok

      KinsonxddKinsonxddMese fa
  • It doesn't its just to cover and hide

    kamran virkkamran virkMese fa
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