Pietro Fittipaldi – grandson of two-time F1 world champion Emerson Fittipaldi – will replace the injured Romain Grosjean at this weekend’s Sakhir Grand Prix following horror crash as Haas confirm Brazilian’s debut
- Romain Grosjean will not race in this weekend’s second Bahrain Grand Prix
- Haas have announced they will hand a debut to Brazilian driver Pietro Fittipaldi
- Fittipaldi, 24, is the grandson of two-time F1 world champion Emerson Fittipaldi
- Grosjean’s car burst into flames as it smashed into a barrier in Bahrain on Sunday
- It split in half and he was lucky to be pulled from wreckage with minor injuries
Romain Grosjean has been ruled out of this weekend’s second consecutive race in Bahrain following his horrific crash on Sunday.
Grosjean’s Haas car smashed into a barrier at 140mph on the first lap of the race. On impact, it burst into flames, tore through the barrier and split in half as he was left in the burning wreckage for around 30 seconds before managing to rush to safety.
Despite a Haas statement on Monday revealing Grosjean is expected to be released from hospital on Tuesday, Haas have pulled him from this weekend’s race on the same circuit.
He will be replaced by the team’s Brazilian reserve driver Pietro Fittipaldi, the 24-year-old grandson of double world champion Emerson Fittipaldi.
More to follow.
Pietro Fittipaldi will replace Romain Grosjean in this weekend’s second Bahrain Grand Prix
Romain Grosjean shared a video saying he was fine after his horrific Bahrain Grand Prix crash
The French driver was lucky to walk away largely unscathed after his Haas car smashed into a barrier, burst into flames and split in half on lap one
An F1 doctor has since revealed the visor on Grosjean’s helmet melted as he sat in the flames