A week after his huge crash at the Bahrain GP, Romain Grosjean had to resolve to end his F1 career. The Haas rider hoped to be sufficiently recovered from his burns to compete in his last race in Abu Dhabi on December 13. He will not have the opportunity and will return to Switzerland for treatment.
“We tried everything, we waited as much as possible but, for the rest of my life, for my left hand, we must be careful“. Reason finally prevailed for Romain Grosjean. It was a” difficult decision “but the Franco-Swiss driver ended up drawing a definitive line on his career in Formula 1 after 179 Grands Prix. Yet he dreamed of Another end after his terrible accident at the Bahrain GP which saw his car cross the rail and catch fire. After several seconds in the fire, Grosjean had managed to extricate himself from his seat and come back to life with the help from the FIA doctor and the track marshals.
“I didn’t think I would end my F1 career like this, but I think it’s for the best“, recognized Grosjean, victim of serious burns to the hands, in particular the left which he posed on the burning rail while moving away from the blaze. Certain of not extending his lease with Haas next season, he hoped to finish on a Another note at the end of the championship in Abu Dhabi. It is a final missed appointment for Grosjean who arrived in F1 in 2009 without being really prepared for it. 3rd Renault driver, he had been propelled for seven races at the Following the SingaporeGate, without any driving sessions, a complicated start from which he will struggle to recover.
It is Lotus which will offer him a new opportunity in 2012. And this time, Grosjean will be able to seize it despite some clashes which will long accompany his image in the peloton as with the general public. The Franco-Swiss left F1 without any victory but with ten podiums to his credit. To regain the taste for success, Grosjean will therefore turn to other disciplines such as Indycar or endurance which he has already practiced between 2010 and 2011. “I will work to rediscover the pleasure of winning races the most. quickly possible, ”concluded Grosjean who has his future in his hands.