Romain Grosjean says his return to the grid with Haas next week in Abu Dhabi for Formula 1’s curtain-closer will depend on the healing of his left hand.
Grosjean was discharged from Bahrain’s Defence Force hospital on Wednesday bearing the bruises, or rather the minor burns, of his horror crash in last Sunday’s Bahrain GP.
The Frenchman hopes to get back behind the wheel next week but that prospect will depend on how the swelling to his left hand evolves in the coming days.
“If my left hand doesn’t work next week and I’m not able to do everything I have to do with it, I won’t take a risk and drive,” Grosjean told French broadcaster Canal Plus. “But I’m trying to rest as much as I can and follow the doctors’ recommendations so that it heals.
“First, it needs to become less swollen, because it’s very swollen at the moment. There may have been an impact on the thumb’s ligament during the crash.”