Romain Grosjean breaks silence from hospital bed after suffering burns in crash

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Romain Grosjean has spoke from his hospital bed after the F1 star was involved in a horror crash at the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Grosjean crashed into a barrier early on in the race with his vehicle exploding into a fireball.

Fans were stunned to see the Haas driver walk away from the incident, seemingly injury free, though he was taken to hospital.

And Grosjean will stay in over night as he is treated for burns to his hands.

"Hello everyone, I just wanted to say I am OK – well, sort of OK," said Grosjean, in a social media video, before pointing to the big white bandages on his hands.

"Thank you very much for all the messages. I wasn't for the halo some years ago, but I think it's the greatest thing that we've brought to Formula 1, and without it I wouldn't be able to speak with you today.

"So thanks to all the medical staff at the circuit, at the hospital, and hopefully I can write you quite soon some messages and tell you how it's going."

Plenty of people have praised the halo, saying it saved Grosjean’s life, with the driver himself admitting it had a big say.

Grosjean’s car split the barriers with the chassis of his car cut in half.

A Haas statement on Sunday night meanwhile read: "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."

F1 boss Ross Brawn added: "It's shocking for everyone in F1 to see an accident of that severity. We're not used to that, fire being involved as well."

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"But I think it's a tribute to the work that the FIA and the teams have done over the years. I think we remember the controversy of the halo when it was introduced.

"And I have to give credit to Jean Todt, because he insisted that it should come through. And I think today, we might be looking at a different situation that we didn't have the halo.

"And for me, that's what prised, and managed to keep the barrier apart, when the car went through it.

"But I'm sure we'll have a deep investigation to understand what we can learn from it. Because seeing a barrier split like that is clearly not what we want to see.

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