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“Safety is and will remain FIA’s top priority”- says FIA president Jean Todt after Grosjean’s crash investigation report on 67G impact

FIA president Jean Todt prioritizes driver's safety in Formula 1.

The world yet remembers the horrific accident of Romain Grosjean in the 2020 season, the FIA recently published their reports regarding the case.

The 34-year-old crashed his Haas cockpit to a triple guardrail barrier at a jolt of 67G, his car split into two halves and caught fire. He was stuck in a life-threatening situation for 27 seconds, before escaping with the help of the track marshals and the FIA medical team. Grosjean suffered minor burns because of the halo safety system in F1 cars. Further, he was devoid of his last two races before his retirement from Formula 1. The Frenchman resumed his driving career with Dale Coyne Racing in the 2021 IndyCar.

Romain Grosjean's deadly accident in 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix.

Romain Grosjean’s deadly accident in 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix.

FIA president Jean Todt will make Formula 1 more secured

The FIA team began their investigation from the day of the accident and recently announced their investigation results. According to the report, the power assembly detached from the survival cell because of the impact and further broke the fuel-tank, which lead to fire because of a fuel-leak. Because of the damage to several components in the cockpit region, Grosjean stuck his left foot in the car and only escaped the tragedy because of freeing his foot from the trapped boot.

Therefore, FIA decided to introduce new rules and modifications to prevent such a disaster from happening again on the grid, they are planning to improve the quality of the driver’s gloves and suits, also bring modifications to the halo-safety system and the cockpit region, too. They will further review the steering column of mounting requirements and the installation of the fuel-bladder.

They will update the Circuit Safety Analysis Software and reviewing the existing circuit barrier opening installations and guidelines for circuit homologation and license renewal. Moreover, fire-extinguisher systems will be developed for the F1 cars, along with the training of the FIA firefighters.

FIA president Jean Todt said, “important learnings'” will “drive our continuous mission to improve safety in Formula 1 and global motorsport”.

FIA will work on making Formula 1 safer for drivers in future races.

FIA will work on making Formula 1 safer for drivers in future races.

“The enduring commitment of the FIA, particularly the Safety Department, on reducing risks associated with motorsport enabled Romain Grosjean to maintain consciousness and survive an accident of this magnitude,”

The upcoming season of Formula 1 will soon begin with the Bahrain Grand Prix on March 28, and everyone expects no such terrible accident to take place on the circuit in 2021.

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