The last image that we will keep of Romain Grosjean in Formula 1 was that of his terrible accident on Sunday November 29 during the Bahrain Grand Prix.
Logically absent from the Sakhir Grand Prix this Sunday, the French driver is also forfeited for the last race of the season, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix scheduled for December 13. He announced it himself this Sunday on his social networks. “We tried everything, we waited as much as possible, but for the rest of my life, for my left hand, we have to be careful. It’s a tough decision, I didn’t think I would end my F1 career like this. But I think it’s for the best, ”said the pilot, heartbroken.
This Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi was indeed to be the last of his career, which began in 2009.
Burned in the hands, the French still wears serious bandages which make very uncertain the possibility for him to hold the wheel of a racing car launched at 300 km / h in a few days. Romain Grosjean returned to Switzerland this weekend to treat his injuries.
In addition to his terrible accident which will haunt memories for a long time, Formula 1 will remember Romain Grosjean’s 179 Grands Prix with Renault, Lotus and Haas since 2016 and his 10 podiums. A respectable record to which he only missed one victory.
Before the last two races of the season, Romain Grosjean occupies 18th place in the 2020 driver classification.
Mercedes, the team of world champion Lewis Hamilton, had indicated in the middle of the week that if Romain Grosjean could not be at the start in Abu Dhabi, she would offer him a private test at the wheel of one of his Formula 1 cars. the Frenchman leaves his first life by piloting and not by coming out of the flames.
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