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FIA start investigation into Grosjean's crash, clarity in eight weeks

FIA start investigation into Grosjean's crash, clarity in eight weeks

03-12-2020 08:43 Last update: 11:29

The FIA announced on Thursday morning that the investigation into Romain Grosjean's crash has started. A working group must find out what this crash could mean for the future of Formula 1.

Grosjean hit the barrier at full speed on the first lap of the Bahrain Grand Prix. The back half of the car separated from the front which was wedged in the barrier and on fire. The Frenchman managed to escape through the flames after remaining conscious post-impact. Grosjean managed to get out of the car himself, but the FIA are now investigating whether things need to be improved in the future.

FIA are immediately working on it

"The investigation into the Grosjean incident will look at all areas including competitor safety devices such as the helmet, HANS, safety harness, protective clothing, survival cell, headrest, in-car extinguisher system and the Halo frontal cockpit protection," the FIA ​​website reports. To get all this done, the FIA will also collect all the data the team has available.

However, the FIA already indicates that the investigation will take six to eight weeks, so possible consequences for the regulations in 2021 will not be announced until afterwards. Grosjean's gloves, in particular, will be an important topic after his burnt hands. The medical protective clothing will also be an important item on the agenda.

"Analysis will also include chassis integrity and the safety barrier performance for an impact of that energy and trajectory. It will also assess the role of the track marshals and medical intervention team. Data collection will be at the heart of this investigation and in Formula 1 there is more data instrumentation than in any other championship. The investigation is expected to take around 6-8 weeks to complete before findings are made public," the report added. 

This article was written and originally published by Tim on the Dutch edition of GPblog.com.

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