Following the Bahrain Grand Prix and the Grosjean accident, we collected the post-race statements from the two Ferrari drivers Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc.
Starting with the Monegasque, here is what he said:
“Maybe you have heard my messages on the radio. I was very worried, I have probably never been so worried during a race because when the accident happened I was trying to keep a rival behind me under control and I saw everything in the rearview mirror. Then when I got to turn 9 I realized that there were also flames and I was waiting impatiently for news about Romain. I was very relieved when I found out she was fine, but the minutes that passed before I got updates felt like a long time. Congratulations and a big thank you to everyone who helped create such safe cars – the work that has been done is incredible.
Comrade Vettel instead commented as follows:
“Today the only positive news of the day is the one I received on the radio which confirmed that Romain was fine. When we got back to the pits and got out of my car, I saw the pictures and I still don’t know how I got out of the car. I must admit that I deliberately avoided looking at those images too much.
Speaking of my race, the first stint was very bad: I had no pace and I lost a lot of time. The situation gradually improved and when I had a clear track the car wasn’t even bad. All in all, however, today’s was a very difficult race ”.
It must be said, Grosjean’s was a miracle, but we need to go forward and think about the future, we can always improve, also in terms of safety on the track.
The two Ferraris did not go well in Bharain, but not too bad either, as Vettel said, the car without other cars around was going, too bad the pace was very bad. The next race will be very difficult, if not more complicated than this one, we’ll see how it ends and hopefully without incidents.
We are so thankful that Romain Grosjean was able to walk away from this. We did not need a reminder of the bravery and brilliance of our drivers, marshals, and medical teams, nor of the advances in safety in our sport, but we truly got one today#BahrainGP 🇧🇭 #F1 pic.twitter.com/z8OeTU5Nem
— Formula 1 (@F1) November 29, 2020