Best of Social Media Reaction to Romain Grosjean’s Bahrain Crash

This weekend saw Formula One miraculously survive a near tragedy which stunned the motorsport community across social media, as we round up the best of reactions from across Twitter and Facebook. 

Haas’ Romain Grosjean suffered a horrific crash on the opening lap of the 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix, which saw him car split into two and explode into a ferocious fireball with the Frenchman somehow walking away from the incident with minor burns.

The race was instantly red flagged with several drivers left shaken with reigning seven-time champion, Lewis Hamilton and Williams’ George Russell taking to Twitter during the stoppage to tweet of their shock and relief that Grosjean is safe;

Other drivers opted to comment on the incident post-race, including Grosjean’s teammate, Kevin Magnussen who described it as ‘a shock to the system’;

Grosjean’s compatriot, Esteban Ocon tweeted of his relief to see Grosjean walk away and that his race result ‘doesn’t really matter’ given the circumstances.

Pierre Gasly meanwhile described the incident involving his French compatriot as ‘scary to watch’ despite being ‘very happy’ to finish his race in sixth.

AlphaTauri’s Daniil Kvyat unfortunately found himself caught up in Grosjean’s incident after the Frenchman’s Haas unintentionally ran across the front of Kvyat’s car en route towards the barriers, leaving the Russian ‘a bit angry’ until he saw the flames and ferocity of the crash.

Whilst majority of reaction focused on F1 paddock, we shouldn’t forget that there would of been Formula Two drivers watching the action after competing the race earlier, with many, including Callum Ilott and Jack Aitken tweeting of their disbelief at witnessing the accident;

Many ex and current drivers across various series in Motorsport also tweeted of their reaction to Grosjean’s miraculous survival with particular praise for Halo and race suit quality;

IndyCar’s Graham Rahal meanwhile received an almighty shock to start his day after having only just woken up for the race and watched the incident on TV, although he was relieved to see Grosjean walk away from an ‘insane’ accident.

F2 commentator, Alex Brundle however believes that ‘serious factual analysis’ is required to fully understand the crash, tweeting;

Ex F1 driver, Lucas Di Grassi meanwhile has put Grosjean’s survival due to simply ‘science’ as he called for the word ‘miracle’ to not be used for reasons of confusing people.

Ultimately, though we must acknowledge the heroics of Dr Ian Roberts and F1 Medical Car drivers, Alan van der Merwe in their efforts to help save Grosjean from a worse fate, with Van Der Merwe taking to Twitter post-race in which he spoke of his gratitude ‘to be standing on the shoulders of giants’ including Professor Sid Watkins and the late Charlie Whiting who strived to constantly improve safety.

Finally, it is only fitting that we conclude with a message posted by Grosjean himself from his hospital bed after being voted as driver of the day for his escape from a horrific situation.

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