F1 - Statement: Incident during 2020 FIA Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix | Federation Internationale de l'Automobile

F1 - Statement: Incident during 2020 FIA Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix

29.11.20

The FIA advises that an incident occurred during the opening lap of the 2020 FIA Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix today, 29/11/2020, involving car #8, Romain Grosjean.

The driver was immediately attended to by emergency and medical crews. The driver self-extricated, and was conscious at all times. He was taken to the medical centre before being transferred to Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) Hospital by helicopter where he is undergoing further evaluation.

Updates will be given when further information is available.

Update - 22:35, 29.11.2020

Following medical evaluation by doctors at the Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) Hospital Haas F1 Team driver Romain Grosjean will remain in hospital overnight to be treated for burns sustained on the back of both hands after his opening lap incident at the Bahrain Grand Prix. All X-rays performed on Grosjean came back clear of fractures.

Updates will be given when further information is available.