“This is a dangerous sport”- Lewis Hamilton draws some introspection for his colleagues and fans post-Romain Grosjean clash in Bahrain.
Lewis Hamilton registered 11th win of this season, but the biggest thing that affected everyone belonging to Formula 1 is Romain Grosjean’s crash at the turn 1 right after the race started.
The red flags followed after the incident automatically brought everyone back to the pit-lane, and the Briton was among the first to wish a recovery for Grosjean on social media.
After the race, he didn’t hesitate to talk about the incident and talked about how dangerous this sport actually is, and drivers risk their life every week for their passion.
“It was such a shocking image to see. “When I get in the car I know that I’m taking risks and I respect the dangers that are in this sport. I posted about it whilst we were in that break because it’s horrifying,” he said.
“I don’t know what Gs [forces] he pulled but I’m so grateful that the Halo worked, I’m grateful that the barrier didn’t slice his head up or something like that. It could have been so much worse.”
“But it’s a reminder to us and hopefully the people that are watching that this is a dangerous sport and that is why we are out there pushing to the limit and playing with that limit, but you also have to respect it.”
“I think it shows an amazing job that Formula 1 and the FIA have done over time to be able to walk away from something like that. But that will be investigated and they’ll do a lot of work to make sure that doesn’t happen again.”
A race of infernos
Grosjean’s car was not alone to catch fire in today’s race, even Sergio Perez’s car had its flames out after a suspected turbo failure in the last phase of the race.
Just pure heartbreak for Sergio Perez 💔
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The Mexican driver was on the course of winning the race, but out of nowhere his rear started releasing massive smoke and eventually fire broke out forcing Perez to quit the race for the sake of safety.
Though, nothing near Grosjean incident but it definitely looked threatening. Lance Stroll also couldn’t finish the race, as an incident involving Daniil Kvyat forced him out. Hence, jeopardizing Racing Point chances to finish 3rd in the constructors’ race.