Romain Grosjean suffered a horrific crash at the Bahrain International Circuit in 2020 – his survival was no less than a miracle – his car was recently displayed at an exhibition in Madrid.
The chassis of Romain Grosjean‘s burn-out car that suffered a horrific crash in Bahrain is being displayed as a part of an F1 exhibition in Madrid.
The remains of the chassis, which split in half on impact, had been kept under wraps for the past three years and is now placed in a dedicated room labelled as ‘survival’ with previously unreleased footage of the crash. The exhibition has been made open for the public from March 24 in the Spanish capital and the tickets are available online.
Romain Grosjean survived this fiery crash at the Bahrain GP that saw his Haas car crash through an Armco barrier. The Halo showed signs of damage from the barrier that would otherwise have been inflicted on Grosjean’s helmet, and is certain to have saved his life.
The halo head-protection device has been one of the single biggest success stories of Formula 1’s constant quest to improve safety since the death of Ayrton Senna in 1994.
Fans react to the sight Romain Grosjean’s burn-out car being displayed at the exhibition
Let us take a look at some of the reactions from fans on social media.
“That race still haunts me, but bravo to the safety engineers that designed this! A relic of astonishing advancement that we achieved in material science”, wrote a fan.
“I’m still amazed that he got out of that thing. Incredible”, commented another fan, echoing the thoughts of most of the fans.
“Romain emerged from that flaming wreck like Daenerys Targaryen emerging from the bonfire with dragon eggs.Absolutely miraculous he survived” – read a comment, with a Game of Thrones reference.
“The Halo is still in one piece. Outstanding design and forever silencing the voices who opposed it”, wrote another fan.
Another fan wrote: “That is exactly where it belongs. A monument to how far F1 has come when it comes to driver safety.”
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