Haas Formula 1 driver Romain Grosjean has escaped from a huge fireball crash that stopped the Bahrain Grand Prix on the first lap.
The Frenchman was involved in a coming together with a number of other cars as they battled for positions at Sakhir’s first corner.
Coming out of the opening sequence, Grosjean’s car speared towards the inside barriers – and on impact there was a fireball explosion.
The race was immediately stopped, and Grosjean was able to inform his team on the radio that he was okay.
Television footage of Grosjean showed him sat in the medical car, and he was later led towards an ambulance.
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