Eleven days after his serious crash in the Bahrain Grand Prix, Formula 1 driver Romain Grosjean has one hand free again.
The Frenchman sustained burns to both hands when he escaped from the conflagration created after driving his Haas car into the crash barriers at high speed. The car broke in two, which led to a fire.
Grosjean had to walk around with both hands in the bandages for days. He initially hoped to be able to race again during the last Grand Prix of the season in Abu Dhabi next weekend, but that turned out to be impossible.
Last weekend, the 34-year-old driver decided to return to his home in Switzerland to continue to recover there.
One hand is now out of context. “I don’t know if I can race, but we can chat,” Grosjean wrote on Twitter. He answered questions from fans via a live stream, which mainly concerned his physical situation.
Grosjean does not have a seat in Formula 1 for next year. He is looking to participate in another racing class. Haas enters 2021 with young debutants Nikita Mazepin and Mick Schumacher behind the wheel of the cars.