Romain Grosjean has confessed to having flashbacks of his horrific and fiery crash in Bahrain last season.
At the race in question, there was massive shock as Grosjean’s car burst into flames in front of the whole world. As the world sat shell-shocked, Grosjean emerged from the blaze and managed to escape the wreck.
Recently, Grosjean was asked about the accident and what happened afterwards. He confessed that in the aftermath of the crash, he had a few flashbacks of it.
“I had a couple of flashbacks and a phase in the accident that I needed to understand,” he said. “To go through with my psychologist, couple of flashbacks.
“One in the morning at six AM, my son woke me up and the one was when I was going to the surgery for my hands. Back in Geneva, just before being put asleep,” he added.
Fortunately, the former Haas driver is better, and is open to talking about the accident now. However, his hands suffered burns on that day, and he still cannot expose them to the sun for long.
The next step to redemption
Grosjean insists that the thought of retiring never once crossed his mind, even after his crash. Although he was ruled out for the remaining races, giving up his career was not an option. Grosjean left to compete in the open-wheel sector, currently competing in the 2021 IndyCar championship. He races with V8 Supercars star Scott McLaughlin and NASCAR icon Jimmie Johnson.
However, Grosjean is set to make a triumphant return to F1 soon. On June 29, he will drive and test Mercedes’ 2019 championship-winning car. This was at the request of Mercedes Team Principal Toto Wolff, who offered the Frenchman the opportunity of a lifetime.