NASCAR Drivers Send Their Prayers to F1 Driver Romain Grosjean After His Fiery Crash

Published 11/30/2020, 10:58 AM EST
Formula One F1 – Bahrain Grand Prix – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – General view of the wreckage of the car of Haas’ Romain Grosjean after he crashed out of the race Pool via REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed


On Sunday night, there was a frightening accident involving Haas F1 driver Romain Grosjean. Miraculously, the French driver was able to walk away from the flaming wreck.

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However, he later went to the hospital to treat his burns. In the wake of the crash, many in the sporting world reacted to the accident and sent their prayers. Even a number of NASCAR drivers reacted to the scary accident and sent their best wishes.

Among the well-wishers were Matt DiBenedetto, Matt Tifft, AJ Allmendinger, Harrison Burton, and Corey LaJoie, among others. Tifft admitted that he was thankful that safety has improved a lot over the years. Meanwhile, DiBenedetto declared that the Frenchman was lucky to walk away alive and relatively unscathed.

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Corey LaJoie compared the Romain Grosjean accident to his Daytona crash

In the wake of the Grosjean accident, Corey LaJoie harked back to the 2020 Daytona 500. At that time, Ryan Newman and Ryan Blaney were battling for the race lead when the former got tagged from behind. This sent the #6 driver into an uncontrollable spin into the wall.

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The following impact sent his car airborne and on top of a startled Corey LaJoie. From there, the #6 car managed to get off and slide across the track on his roof. Owing to that, Newman had to be rushed to the hospital for the sake of precaution. The good news was that his injuries were not life-threatening. Unfortunately, he was still in a serious condition, so he missed the next three races in Las Vegas, California, and Phoenix.

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In the tweet, LaJoie confirmed that his and Newman’s crash was a 42G impact. At the end of the day, the fact that Grosjean and Newman were able to walk away unscathed, is a testament to driver safety. As per the latest news, Romain Grosjean will leave hospital on Tuesday, though he is unfit to race. Instead, Brazilian driver Pietro Fittipaldi will race in his stead.

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Dhruv George is a senior Formula One and NASCAR analyst for EssentiallySports, having authored nearly 12000 articles spanning different sports like F1, NASCAR, Tennis, NFL, and eSports. He graduated with a PG Diploma in Journalism from the Xavier Institute of Communications. Dhruv has also conducted interviews with F1 driver Pierre Gasly and Moto2 rider Tony Arbolino.

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