Race and classic pictures

Romain Grosjean back on the grid in Bahrain

Former Haas F1 driver Romain Grosjean was in Bahrain last weekend, beginning his new role as a consultant for French broadcaster Canal Plus.

On Friday, Grosjean took time out from his professional duties to walk down to Sakhir’s infamous Turn 3 – or Phoenix Corner as he calls it – the very site of his terrifying crash in 2020, where he miraculously escaped a fiery inferno.

Walking down memory lane, Grosjean likely grappled with a mix of emotions - the lingering memory of the accident intertwined with the sheer gratitude for his survival.

And a selfie was in order, to remind himself that it's good to be alive.

Phillip van Osten

Motor racing was a backdrop from the outset in Phillip van Osten's life. Born in Southern California, Phillip grew up with the sights and sounds of fast cars thanks to his father, Dick van Osten, an editor and writer for Auto Speed and Sport and Motor Trend. Phillip's passion for racing grew even more when his family moved to Europe and he became acquainted with the extraordinary world of Grand Prix racing. He was an early contributor to the monthly French F1i Magazine, often providing a historic or business perspective on Formula 1's affairs. In 2012, he co-authored along with fellow journalist Pierre Van Vliet the English-language adaptation of a limited edition book devoted to the great Belgian driver Jacky Ickx. He also authored "The American Legacy in Formula 1", a book which recounts the trials and tribulations of American drivers in Grand Prix racing. Phillip is also a commentator for Belgian broadcaster Be.TV for the US Indycar series.

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