“I told everyone there was no fire in the cockpit”- Romain Grosjean managed to register things regarding his Bahrain GP crash via images.
Romain Grosjean defeated death when he managed to jump out of his firing ball Haas. It was a miracle, indeed, but at the same time, a traumatic experience for the French race driver.
In a recent interview with Motorsport-total, Grosjean revealed his version of observations he made and then surprised by saying that there were other shocking discoveries from the crash, which didn’t hit him back then, but now revisit him in his subconscious mind.
“I told everyone there was no fire in the cockpit. Then I saw the images from the onboard camera that have not yet been made public. The fire is everywhere,” he said.
“Simply everywhere. My brain seems to have suppressed this information, according to the motto: What does it change? Nothing immediately.”
Voices in his head
Grosjean then reveals that he sometimes manages to recall the smell of carbon which he didn’t register back then, and the haunting sound of fire also sometimes trouble him.
“Two weeks after the accident, however, I suddenly heard the noise of the fire in my ears again. “The noise is quite loud, like opening the window on the highway. The air as it flows into the car is similar to that in a fire.”
“Suddenly, it [smell of burning carbon] was there again. That only happened in retrospect. At the time of the accident, that wasn’t important [for the body].”
“What does it matter whether I smell the carbon fibre fire or not? My brain has taken in all this information but only saved it. That information only came up recently.”
Grosjean recently credited Jules Bianchi for his survival, as his supreme life sacrifice compelled FIA to escalate safety protocols in F1.