Formula 1: Grosjean without association: what’s next for Grosjean?

What’s next for Grosjean?

Grosjean was able to remove the bandage on his left hand 39 days after his serious fire accident in Formula 1. How is it going with him?

NRomain Grosjean’s left hand is always marked by the serious accident at the Bahrain GP at the end of November. But after 39 days the Frenchman was able to take off the bandage for the first time: “After 39 days in bandages, I was finally able to let my left hand breathe freely for five hours. This is good news, this is a victory, ”he wrote on Instagram.

As a reminder: At the 2020 Bahrain GP, ​​the Frenchman crashed into and through the guardrail after touching Daniil Kvyat’s Alpha Tauri Honda. His Haas Ferrari broke in two. The front part was stuck with Grosjean in the guardrails. Only the Halo headguard saved him from major injuries. When the car broke, gas leaked and caught fire. Grosjean sat in the blazing flames for 28 seconds but managed to free himself.

Son asks Grosjean to resign

But in the process he suffered severe burns on his left hand. In mid-December, he even had to undergo surgery to clean the wounds. In addition, a ligament injury on the left thumb was treated surgically. The doctors were also working on his right hand – Grosjean broke it at home in the spring.

Grosjean had a hard crash in Bahrain

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How it will go on with Grosjean is unclear. One thing is certain: the 34-year-old’s Formula 1 career came to an end with the fire crash in Bahrain after 179 Grands Prix, of which he was able to finish ten on the podium.

First, Grosjean was associated with an IndyCar cockpit at Foyt. There he would have become a teammate of the four-time IndyCar champion Sébastien Bourdais – also a French. But the serious accident hampered Grosjeans ambitions, after all, the IndyCar is considered to be much more dangerous compared to Formula 1.

Peugeot plans at Le Mans without Grosjean

His seven-year-old son Sacha even asked his father to hang up his helmet – as Grosjean reveals to the radio station “France 5”: “He asked me to stop racing and said: ‘Become an engineer, that’s cool too . ‘”

A decision on whether to continue has not yet been made. First it’s about the full recovery of his left hand.

Most recently, Grosjean was also associated with Peugeot’s hypercar project for the Le Mans 24 Hours. According to French media reports, the six places should go to six other drivers – including Grosjean’s former Haas team-mate Kevin Magnussen.
The Dane will make his sports car debut at the Daytona 24 Hours at the end of January. For this purpose, ex-Formula E champion Jean-Eric Vergne, An interview with Loïc Duval (2013 with Audi Le Mans winner), Paul di Resta, Gustav Menezes and Mikkel Jensen.
In the picture gallery we show you again the pictures from the Grosjean crash.


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