Romain Grosjean has sent a message of gratitude to the Bahraini marshals who assisted in his extraction after his horrific incident on lap one of the Bahrain Grand Prix.
Grosjean remains in hospital as treatment continues for the burns suffered whilst escaping the burning wreck of his Haas which became intertwined with the retaining barrier on the exit of turn three.
The Frenchman was able to emerge relatively unscathed due to the quick work of the FIA medical team of Dr Ian Roberts and Alan van der Merwe as well as the courageous efforts of the volunteers at the Sakhir International Circuit.
In a video on his Instagram account, Grosjean paid tribute to the work of the track marshals in the effort to save his life.
"Hello everyone, I just wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the effort, the work, the initiative and everything you did," said Grosjean.
"You helped me to get out of that big fire and kept me alive so thank you very much. We need you for racing and I will always be grateful that you were there for me."
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