“Felt like forever”
Medical car driver Alan van der Merwe and FIA doctor Ian Roberts received Romain Grosjean from the burning wreck. Here van der Merwe reports on it
“I haven’t seen anything like it in twelve years,” says van der Merwe. “I’ve never witnessed such an impact. So it took us a moment to understand what happened. I can’t tell if it was just a second, but it felt like an eternity.”
Grosjeans horror accident
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Haas team boss Günther Steiner later thanked the medical car pilot personally. Steiner praises the helpers: “When you see something like that, you just hope that he’s been lucky. You’re scared if you don’t see if he’s out of the car. The FIA and Marshalls did a great job and got him out of the fire quickly. “
No fractures were found during a check-up at the hospital, instead burns on the top of his hands.