Romain Grosjean The Comeback Kid Of Racing

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Former Formula One driver Romain Grosjean suffered severe burns to his hands following a fiery crash during last year’s Bahrain Grand Prix at the Sakhir Circuit. The Frenchman who had competed in Grand Prix racing hit a steel barrier which acted like a tin opener cutting his car in half.

The Frenchman’s car burst into flames, however he was able to extract himself from the car despite being in severe pain as a result of his hands being on fire.

Grosjean was initially trapped in his car which had pierced the barrier where he crashed and was within seconds of losing his life but managed to get the strength and determination to get himself out of the car. The crash happened in November 2020 and as a result he missed the last race of the year.

Fast forward to February 3, 2021, Grosjean signed a contract to race a partial schedule with Dale Coyne Racing on road and street course events. The Frenchman took to IndyCar like a duck to water and has scored three top ten finishes in his first three races of the season.

At the last race, on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, Grosjean secured his first ever pole position in IndyCar and in the race last Saturday he took his first podium finish with second place.

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Former Formula One driver Romain Grosjean returned to the cockpit of an open-wheel racing car in 2021, despite suffering severe burns to his hands following a fiery crash in the Bahrain Grand Prix last November. The Frenchman is completing a partial schedule in the IndyCar Series in America and earlier this month, in only his third race in the sport he claimed a pole position and finished the race on the podium in second place.
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Grosjean’s story was heavily featured on the hit Netflix Series – Formula One Drive To Survive which is streaming now on Netflix.

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