Burning Questions
Daily Record|December 01, 2020
F1 chiefs want to know why Grosjean’s car exploded.. and snapped in two
Matt Haltby

Formula One chief Ross Brawn last night called on the sport to find out why Romain Grosjean’s car exploded into a fireball.

He was lucky to escape with minor injuries after his Haas car speared through metal barriers, splitting in two and bursting into flames on the opening lap of Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix.

The sport’s governing body, the FIA, have already begun their investigation and will analyse data from the car to determine what caused the crash.

There will also be careful scrutiny into why Grosjean’s car veered through the metal barriers and F1’s managing director Brawn insists it’s vital that they uncover just how the F1 machinery was split in two.

He said: “The FIA, working with the team, have to understand the dynamics of what happened to see if improvements are possible.

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