Grosjean miraculous survives to race another day

On this day three years ago, Romain Grosjean miraculously escaped a fiery crash on the opening lap of the 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix.

The Haas driver's car had plowed into the barrier, split in two and caught fire with the Frenchman seemingly trapped and doomed to face a terminal outcome.

But somehow, stranded in the fireball, Grosjean collected his thoughts and succeeded after a 28-second ordeal in evading death, and to survive to race another day.

For Grosjean, his astonishing escape on that eventful day is in the rear view mirror, the former Grand Prix driver moving ahead just months later onto a new chapter in his motorsport career.

But the horrifying images of the F1 driver's real life nightmare and anguish are forever emblazoned in motorsport's collective memory.

The heavily damaged Haas F1 Team VF-20 of Romain Grosjean (FRA) Haas F1 Team after crashed at the start of the race and exploded into flames, destroying the armco barrier. 29.11.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 15, Bahrain Grand Prix