"When I saw the accident of Romain Grosjean I thought of Francois Cevert"

Argentine engineer Sergio Rinland, with experience in Formula 1, provided his point of view on the incident involving the Haas driver at the Bahrain GP.

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The tremendous accident that the French starred in Romain Grosjean at Bahrain Grand Prix de F1 He made time go back and remember a time of the Maximum in which this type of incident did not always end with the pilot leaving by his own means, as was the case of the team rider Haas.

The Argentine engineer Sergio rinland, who for a few years has been based in Great Britain, likened it to the one that cost the Frenchman his life Francois cevert at United States GP of 1973.

Romain Grosjean"I thought about the Cevert accident because from what I know it was very similar"Rinland told Diego durruty in a chat via Skype and that you can already see on the channel Automundo en YouTube.

The technician, who worked on various F.1 teams in the 1980s and 1990s, referenced the incident that ended the life of a rising star at the Watkins Glen circuit. The pilot of Tyrell got lost in the area of ​​The Esses, ended his life against the guard-rails.

Unlike that accident, Grosjean's had a happy ending as the pilot survived and only suffered burns to his hands and feet. In that sense, Rinland argued that this was thanks to Halo, the device that the Máxima has used since 2018.

The person in charge of the consultancy Astauto he was also very critical about how the guard-rails, which from now on should have another provision to avoid scares such as the Bahrain GP.

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