How Grosjean survived fireball Bahrain F1 crash that split his car in two

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Romain Grosjean escaped from one of the scariest F1 crashes in recent memory in the 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix, when his Haas car pierced the barriers and split in half as it caught fire after a 137mph impact. In this video we explain what we know about the crash, how Grosjean climbed out of the wreckage, and the key factors that enabled him to survive an accident that surely would have resulted in a fatality just a few years ago
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Details of Grosjean’s injuries
the-race.com/formula-1/grosjeans-injuries-only-hand-burns-after-137mph-impact/
Brawn certain halo saved Grosjean’s life
the-race.com/formula-1/brawn-certain-halo-saved-grosjeans-life/
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  • Very lucky he had that halo or his head woulda been it that fire.. Licky, extremely lucky. Thanks god it was nothing more

    Monster Treasure HunterMonster Treasure Hunter22 օր առաջ
  • oh shit

    Donna MerquisDonna Merquis29 օր առաջ
  • omg is he ok...

    Donna MerquisDonna Merquis29 օր առաջ
  • What a bunch of hooey. Put some decent mirrors on these cars! What a bonehead move to veer across the track like RG did. Perhaps if had been able to see his rival coming, he would not have tried such a move. Not to mention on lap 1? Cars laden with fuel - RG should be banned from the "sport". He screwed up.

    G BredbennerG BredbennerԱմիս առաջ
  • I’m glad he wasn’t knocked out, and got the hell out. A camera across the track caught everything

    minij hooiminij hooiԱմիս առաջ
  • Oh, you look cool though.

    fouoii gyhhfouoii gyhhԱմիս առաջ
  • Nice looking?

    Ptao TomPtao TomԱմիս առաջ
  • Your awesome?

    niduoe streniduoe streԱմիս առաջ
  • Take that 2020! Seriously this was the biggest win of the year!!!! 🇦🇺🤜🏼🤛🏼🍀🍀🍀😎

    Steve SloanSteve SloanԱմիս առաջ
    • He nearly became romain goujon! Ironic as the last crash in f1 resulting in a fire was gerhard berger🍔

      fouoii gyhhfouoii gyhhԱմիս առաջ
  • As someone who just started watching f1 a few months ago. My heart skipped a bit after seeing the crash. Happy that he is ok🙏🏽.

    CassieCassieԱմիս առաջ
    • I really sthought he was dead. when there was no sight of him under that flames I was super worried. look at just how little room there was to escape

      Ptao TomPtao TomԱմիս առաջ
  • Very good work that they have done to keep the drivers as safe as possible. Would like them to adopt the safer barrier that NASCAR USES ON all tracks they race on. I understand that some tracks in F1 can't install that type of barrier due to the track also being part of a public roadway, but I think it should still be considered at least for the most dangerous parts of those tracks.

    Matthew CreamerMatthew CreamerԱմիս առաջ
    • surely that has to go.

      JoannaJoannaԱմիս առաջ
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    Lady MindkoffLady MindkoffԱմիս առաջ
    • surely that has to go.

      CassieCassieԱմիս առաջ
  • Wow

    jonas youtuberjonas youtuberԱմիս առաջ
    • that. Amazing cars with phenomenal safety systems.

      niduoe streniduoe streԱմիս առաջ
  • That he survived a crash like this and is almost unharmed is unbelievable. He would have died if F1 was still like when I was a kid.

    Lemon TreeLemon TreeԱմիս առաջ
    • SO cute...I love it! Perfection!

      niduoe streniduoe streԱմիս առաջ
  • I genuinely thought about the worst outcome when they didn't show him for minutes, it's a huge miracle he survived...

    soinu foigsoinu foigԱմիս առաջ
    • Geen tijd om uit te leggen. De markt zit in de lift. Tе-lеg-ram kanaal "Walter CoinCoin".

      minij hooiminij hooiԱմիս առաջ
  • Absolutely fantastic work!!!?

    hen kohen koԱմիս առաջ
  • 😲😲😲😲😲😮😮😮😮 wooooooow, Mare e puterea lui DUMNEZEU că a scăpat cu viață. . !

    FLORIN-TRAIAN ROTARIFLORIN-TRAIAN ROTARIԱմիս առաջ
  • 🔅🔆🔱💹🈯♻🎅🤶👼🧔👲 *Isus Krist je Božji Sin, koji je umro i uskrsnuo iz mrtvih kako bi nam dao vječni život. *Također je obećao da će ozdraviti vaše tijelo.* *Ovo je prava ljubav!!! (pogledaj u nebo i pitaj ga)*

    Lady MindkoffLady MindkoffԱմիս առաջ
    • seriously injured, or dead. Halo would have made it significantly more difficult for rescuers to extract him. As it was, it certainly delayed his extraction.

      soinu foigsoinu foigԱմիս առաջ
  • with out reading your 2k comments you make like so many other no mention of the two track side staff member that also put themselves at risk at the time of the crash

    chris thebigonechris thebigoneԱմիս առաջ
    • Jesus Christ alone. God has granted us the free gift of eternal life. He will save and heal you, if you ask Him.

      hen kohen koԱմիս առաջ
  • I'm just amazed he walked outta that

    burantsburantsԱմիս առաջ
    • hes a immortal vampire

      JoannaJoannaԱմիս առաջ
  • loved the new video?

    JoannaJoannaԱմիս առաջ
  • Give some respect to the marshals who got the fire extinguisher in the first place too but also everyone who involved in the scene😊

    shilohshilohԱմիս առաջ
  • Geen tijd om uit te leggen. De markt zit in de lift. Tе-lеg-ram kanaal "Walter CoinCoin".

    Cheat EngineCheat EngineԱմիս առաջ
  • He nearly became romain goujon! Ironic as the last crash in f1 resulting in a fire was gerhard berger🍔

    Jon RitchieJon RitchieԱմիս առաջ
    • @Joanna definitely 👍. He's very lucky. If he'd broken a leg or was stuck he'd would not of be able to get out of the car that had saved his life but was on fire!

      Jon RitchieJon RitchieԱմիս առաջ
    • lost his life or his legs. it's not ideal for it to give way and rip the car in half obviously, but just be happy it wasn't concrete.

      JoannaJoannaԱմիս առաջ
  • I really sthought he was dead. when there was no sight of him under that flames I was super worried. look at just how little room there was to escape

    zijuiy wttuyzijuiy wttuyԱմիս առաջ
  • 140ish mph straight into a wall, car sliced in half, engulfed in flames, driver gets out and walks away. 30 years ago that would have been fatal. There's no doubt in my mind of that. Amazing cars with phenomenal safety systems.

    Ben BryanBen BryanԱմիս առաջ
    • You're so beautiful! Great video?

      niduoe streniduoe streԱմիս առաջ
  • hes a immortal vampire

    Randy SwigerRandy SwigerԱմիս առաջ
  • That first Marshall with the fire extinguisher was scared to approach the car and uselessly sprayed the asphalt outside the flame area. The Armco barrier could have killed him, surely that has to go.

    Reinhold EverestReinhold EverestԱմիս առաջ
    • If the barr was more solid like you suggested on this vid than he probably lost his life.

      zijuiy wttuyzijuiy wttuyԱմիս առաջ
  • the reason he survived is because the energy was dissipated by the split, plus the bending of the barrier. A unbreakable barrier + non-splitting car, he would probably would have died or lost consciousness and then burned very badly.

    forevertheuniforevertheuniԱմիս առաջ
  • Christmas miracle came early this year. Hope to see him get back to racing soon.

    K WK WԱմիս առաջ
  • At 1:55 does anyone else see the devil in the fire?

    strungoutkidstrungoutkidԱմիս առաջ
  • I'd suggest that the damage to the lithium battery pack is what ignited the fuel leaked from the damaged fuel cell. As soon as the air contacted the exposed lithium it would have burst into flames.

    Robin FleetRobin FleetԱմիս առաջ
  • My concern when the Halo system first came in was that it would delay a driver getting out of the vehicle in an emergency, or possibly even prevent him being able to get out. Looking at the footage in detail and listening to Grosjean's own recounting of the incident this was indeed the case. His position, with the underside of the car appearing to have penetrated the barrier first would suggest that HALO had less beneficial effect than has been suggested. The HALO system would need to be examined to see exactly what damage it has but my concerns about HALO remain. Had he been unable to extract himself, as was very nearly the case, he would almost certainly have been significantly more seriously injured, or dead. Halo would have made it significantly more difficult for rescuers to extract him. As it was, it certainly delayed his extraction.

    Andrew ThompsonAndrew ThompsonԱմիս առաջ
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    Jan WizzarakJan WizzarakԱմիս առաջ
  • I’m glad he wasn’t knocked out, and got the hell out. A camera across the track caught everything

    toijg avnnrtoijg avnnrԱմիս առաջ
  • All those complaining about the implementation of the halo work for Boeing directive board

    NovorSecNovorSecԱմիս առաջ
  • I thaught Grosjean would be decapitated and burnt to a crisp...Hats of to the designers of the Halo and the use of fire proof suits

    Danny GeertsDanny GeertsԱմիս առաջ
  • increible........

    jose pandeletjose pandeletԱմիս առաջ
    • The wonders of consistent F1 technological safety advances along with human endeavour all paid-off; amazing! 🏎👌.

      toijg avnnrtoijg avnnrԱմիս առաջ
  • a huge car traveling at very high speeds hit the barrier, that's why it failed. it's probably for the best that it failed, if that was thick concrete we might be talking about a driver who lost his life or his legs. it's not ideal for it to give way and rip the car in half obviously, but just be happy it wasn't concrete.

    SincereDoperSincereDoperԱմիս առաջ
  • Key factors : God said it wasn't his time and saved him period.

    Famo MFamo MԱմիս առաջ
    • Which god made the call?

      Shain AndrewsShain AndrewsԱմիս առաջ
  • It couldn't have happened in Formula E. Can't wait for the oil era to be over.

    jadawin10jadawin10Ամիս առաջ
    • the marshal did was keep him from falling down after jumping off the barrier, which would not have been a big deal.

      nijuo joingnijuo joingԱմիս առաջ
  • The Halo actually looks cool, IMO!

    Dumitru FrunzaDumitru FrunzaԱմիս առաջ
    • Grosjean is a danger for Formula 1. His reckless driving has endangered other drivers over the past 7 years.

      nijuo joingnijuo joingԱմիս առաջ
  • If the barr was more solid like you suggested on this vid than he probably lost his life.

    Corey WesternengCorey WesternengԱմիս առաջ
  • Fix the mirrors !!!

    Chet MierzejewskiChet MierzejewskiԱմիս առաջ
  • H

    Pro gamer GamerPro gamer GamerԱմիս առաջ
  • amazing response by the track marshals and doctors in no way should that barrier be at that angle on a straight and cudos to senna for making safety a priority may he rest in peace

    robo yobborobo yobboԱմիս առաջ
  • 3:57 The barrier should overlap itself or be one solid guard rail system, you can see three separate metal rails which the car can get stuck between, kind of a dumb design in my opinion.

    leaf16nutleaf16nutԱմիս առաջ
  • The barrier was too strong which is a paradox, if the barrier was less stronger the car would not brake in half

    DGDY GRTVZGTHDGDY GRTVZGTHԱմիս առաջ
  • 2:49 Really Kevlar? Or what kinda weird kevlar Or other material apearing to be a false "Queblar"

    Daniel Solis RodriguezDaniel Solis RodriguezԱմիս առաջ
  • 0:30 And the F*** Mugello fire?! Of Alfa Tauri, what causes it!

    Daniel Solis RodriguezDaniel Solis RodriguezԱմիս առաջ
  • Anybody still talking shit about the halo can be quite now

    WahgwanWahgwanԱմիս առաջ
  • Thanks to Jackie Stewart for really starting safety in F1 all those years ago.

    Lurgs How To GuidesLurgs How To GuidesԱմիս առաջ
  • The wonders of consistent F1 technological safety advances along with human endeavour all paid-off; amazing! 🏎👌.

    Spencer St. PierreSpencer St. PierreԱմիս առաջ
  • where is video ..dont need your expertise.

    My FirstMy FirstԱմիս առաջ
  • are we supposed to ignore the fact that it was his pathetic driving that put him in this position ??

    rogeeeferrarirogeeeferrariԱմիս առաջ
  • Grosjean is a danger for Formula 1. His reckless driving has endangered other drivers over the past 7 years.

    Jack foshJack foshԱմիս առաջ
    • Glad the halo wasn’t an obstacle for him to get out of the car.

      butti fdftbutti fdftԱմիս առաջ
  • Grosjean did NOT need any help getting over the barrier. He got HIMSELF out of the car and the marshalls played ZERO role in his survival. He is his OWN hero. The only thing the marshal did was keep him from falling down after jumping off the barrier, which would not have been a big deal.

    Carbon CrankCarbon CrankԱմիս առաջ
    • @butti fdft That is the biggest issue and nobody is talking about it. There had to be a better way to create these entrances. That would have been a glancing blow had not the wall narrowed the track by 20 or more degrees. And then there's the issue of what the hell is an armco doing there. What is the standard for allowing armco's to be used where or even is there a standard. If someone can't afford to build a race track f1 shouldn't be racing there.

      Carbon CrankCarbon CrankԱմիս առաջ
    • The wall appeared to be at almost a right angle to the track where the incident occurred. Why? Did the “flap” covering the emergency entrance have to extend out so as it did?

      butti fdftbutti fdftԱմիս առաջ
  • That's what I call :"Analysis" !.... Congratulations to the authors of this remarkable video. :-) From Brussels, with Love...

    Juan Van SteyvoortJuan Van SteyvoortԱմիս առաջ
  • This crash is fucking horrifying i was watching this live thinking his Family & millions of F1 fans have just watched this man die😓, i was so happy when he emerged out of that ball of fire well done Romain & the medics team🙏🏽

    ProdByAdzzProdByAdzzԱմիս առաջ
  • but....the halo almost caused him not to be able to get out

    Mike WalkerMike WalkerԱմիս առաջ
  • Is it weird that I am suddenly a grojean fanboy?

    zenchiizenchiiԱմիս առաջ
  • I mean it’s good that the barrier got penetrated, otherwise the impact would be much harder.

    daniel_960_daniel_960_Ամիս առաջ
  • Wow.

    Joshua Hall a.k.a. ControllaJoshua Hall a.k.a. ControllaԱմիս առաջ
  • Dallara

    UlgianUlgianԱմիս առաջ
  • There’s no way he got out of that seat on his own , angels were sent to pull him out , look at the halo it’s trapped between the barriers .

    raty ratraty ratԱմիս առաջ
  • blind luck saved him, look at where the cockpit came to rest, another 6 inches rotated and the halo and barrier would have stopped him getting out

    iamholeiamholeԱմիս առաջ
  • He's lucky, the barrier or railings didn't cut his head-off🤔

    vir.rootvir.rootԱմիս առաջ
  • The sad death of Jules Bianchi saved the life of Romain Grosjean today. Get well soon Romain. RIP Jules. 🌹

    nijuo joingnijuo joingԱմիս առաջ
  • Very well done.

    Bob BobersonBob BobersonԱմիս առաջ
  • The wall appeared to be at almost a right angle to the track where the incident occurred. Why? Did the “flap” covering the emergency entrance have to extend out so as it did?

    Rodney DavenportRodney DavenportԱմիս առաջ
  • Glad the halo wasn’t an obstacle for him to get out of the car.

    T-Bag BagwellT-Bag BagwellԱմիս առաջ
    • and definitely saved Grosjean's life. I have been watching F1 for over 30 years and have never seen anything like that. Scariest F1 crash ever that was not fatal.

      nijuo joingnijuo joingԱմիս առաջ
  • Can someone please explain how the hell he got out... from the photos it looks like the halo hole is partially covered by the barrier... extremely happy that he got out but I am lost to how

    Tyler GayTyler GayԱմիս առաջ
  • 😷🗣️olha👀 o hercules Puga aqui de novo, Tmj

    Hercules PugaHercules PugaԱմիս առաջ
  • I was watching live n i thought he was dead as soon as i seen the fireball immediately after he hit i mean i was in tears n couldn't believe it when i seen him sitting in the medical car...wow thank u lord he's ok!!!

    brandy. dustin Swearingenbrandy. dustin SwearingenԱմիս առաջ
  • kind of comical that he survived this

    RSA MANRSA MANԱմիս առաջ
  • If only the monocoque not getting into the barrier that deep and leaving equal escape gap within the halo, Grosjean won’t be able to get out. It’s amazing to see this.

    Ridho SSRidho SSԱմիս առաջ
  • 15th trending in the netherlands nice

    MdiaMdiaԱմիս առաջ
  • Lucky lucky man, glad he’s ok. Get well soon...

    FumingzeusFumingzeusԱմիս առաջ
  • He survived the crash by getting out of the car quick.

    Sexist pig.Sexist pig.Ամիս առաջ
  • Me thinks the barriers worked. Imagine slamming in without them giving in.

    Mill EudicMill EudicԱմիս առաջ
  • p sure he woulda been decapitated without a halo

    jior6jior6Ամիս առաջ
  • It was only luck.

    BKDDYBKDDYԱմիս առաջ
  • Roses are red violets are blue if you give a like God will forgive you 0:22xx.

    Thu NhuThu NhuԱմիս առաջ
  • That had to be the scariest thing I’ve ever watched. Thankful he’s ok and I hope we never have to lose another driver

    TheTwiggletTheTwiggletԱմիս առաջ
  • Saw it live I thought he was gone

    Richard ZinkRichard ZinkԱմիս առաջ
  • The FIA should adopt the windscreen into the HALO system like Indycar uses to prevent smaller objects from entering the cockpit. It would not change the look of it but would go a long way toward keeping smaller objects out of the drivers face. I was among those that disliked the HALO system at first but this and other incidents proves how well it works and definitely saved Grosjean's life. I have been watching F1 for over 30 years and have never seen anything like that. Scariest F1 crash ever that was not fatal.

    nickelpython357nickelpython357Ամիս առաջ
  • We came so far from what Niki Lauda suffered during that fateful day in Nurburgring.

    Snow WhiteSnow WhiteԱմիս առաջ
  • Marshal with portable fire extinguisher made no difference at all. Those are useless in a self feeding fire like that one. Plus he was scared and too far away from the fire. Monocoque integrity, halo and fire resistant suit saved Romain`s life in that order.

    Ariel DiazAriel DiazԱմիս առաջ
    • just for psychological reasons that entrance should be changed or move down further.

      butti fdftbutti fdftԱմիս առաջ
  • THE CAR SPLITTING IN HALF IS A SAFETY FEATURE! IT IS MEANT TO TAKE SOME OF THE ENERGY OUT OF IT HITTING THE BARRIER!

    BoxersteaveeBoxersteaveeԱմիս առաջ
  • Hero of race is the winner

    braj bhushan Sharmabraj bhushan SharmaԱմիս առաջ
  • It designed to break in half. A key point you missed. Check WTF1 on AMworlds 🧐

    QPRTokyoQPRTokyoԱմիս առաջ
  • Without the Halo there is zero doubt that Grosjean would not be with us now and the manor of his demise would have been horrific -- thanks to the Halo that didn't happen. The FIA is going to have to look into how to better prevent the fuel cell from rupturing the way it did because if Romain had been slowed by maybe just another 30 seconds the outcome could have been far worse.

    Raptorman0909Raptorman0909Ամիս առաջ
  • this is it Chief.. we achieved HALO

    AniqRTHAniqRTHԱմիս առաջ
  • medical car I was so happy. So glad the saftey is there and saved his life today. Don't think there should be any controversy behind safety now.

    misuyy fongmisuyy fongԱմիս առաջ
  • This man be god himself.

    InfinitYInfinitYԱմիս առաջ
  • Glad he is okay. Prayers with him get back in the seat soon. Formula 1 should have had this figured out long time ago. Is there points where you can hit raw barrier at 140 mph this is what you have. F1 get it fixed

    Mike McmanamayMike McmanamayԱմիս առաջ
  • :09 His car did WHAT to the barrier? Pissed it?

    Andrew MoseleyAndrew MoseleyԱմիս առաջ
    • Fire extinguishers stations around the perimeter or Safety volunteers on standby?

      misuyy fongmisuyy fongԱմիս առաջ
  • That's why you don't place an ARMCO at angle like that, at one of the fastest parts of the track. Literally anything else would have been than ARMCO in this situation. Solid concrete would have been better.

    weemissileweemissileԱմիս առաջ
  • The key factor in this crash is that Grosjean is a crap driver.

    Junior MintsJunior MintsԱմիս առաջ
  • 0:40 she is hot girl and sexygirl.

    Re KanRe KanԱմիս առաջ
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