On Saturday the French Canal+ F1 showed a documentary, in which we also saw an impressive animation analyzing Romain Grosjean‘s horror crash.
This showed once again that Grosjean owes the survival of his crash to a significant extent to the much-discussed Halo.
And that Halo came after the deadly crash Jules Bianchi experienced in 2014 at the Japan GP. Bianchi then landed under a crane truck with his Formula One car and would eventually die from the consequences of his injuries.
To avoid a repetition, Formula One looked for solutions that could better protect a rider’s head. Eventually the FIA and Formula One came up with the much-discussed Halo. Initially there was much criticism of the Halo, but Grosjean also realizes that he owes his life to the Halo.
“ Jules Bianchi saved my life thanks to the Halo”, says Grosjean in the Canal+ documentary. “I was absolutely against entering the Halo, what an idiot I was!”
“ Jules saved my life and that of many other riders, and I will always be grateful to him for that.”