Romain Grosjean miraculously survived a huge crash on the opening lap of the Bahrain Grand Prix when his car hit the wall and burst into flames.
Frenchman Grosjean, 34, veered off the track after just three corners, hitting the barriers with an impact registering at 53G.
The sport held its breath as the TV cameras cut away from the flashpoint and the race was immediately stopped.
Truly an unbelievable scene. A car split in half, bursting into flames, the medical car immediately arriving, extinguishers out in seconds, and Grosjean emerges from the flames. Miraculous. pic.twitter.com/mbPu9lElVp
— No Laying Up (@NoLayingUp) November 29, 2020
This is crazy. God was watching over Grosjean today 😱 pic.twitter.com/YT4HvHA16c
— Matt™️ (@xthfcmatt) November 29, 2020
But Grosjean's Haas team reported that the driver was out of the cockpit.
He was then pictured sitting in the medical car before gingerly heading towards a stretcher.