61: Grosjean's Survival Wasn't By Accident

61: Grosjean's Survival Wasn't By Accident


Was Romain Grosjean’s survival from his crash in the 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix a miracle? In our Pits to Podium (https://bit.ly/pitstopodium) segment, Soumil and Kunal attribute Grosjean’s survival to the FIA’s relentless pursuit of safety over many seasons. Yes, Grosjean was lucky and his guardian angel was on duty on Sunday, but citing luck as the sole reason for his survival (or labeling it a miracle!) would do disservice to the progress FIA has made over the seasons. We discuss the crash, the recovery and how various elements came together to save Grosjean’s life and of course, give us a Formula 1 Grand Prix despite the delay. 

Also in this episode, we talk about yet another dominant victory for Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas’ incorrect setup, Sergio Perez’s missed podium, Mclaren jumping Racing Point in the Constructors’ Championship and Pierre Gasly’s one-stopper to P6. Tune in! 

(Season 2020, Episode 61)

Follow our hosts on Twitter: Soumil Arora (https://twitter.com/iamsoumilaroraa) and Kunal Shah (http://www.twitter.com/kunalashah)

Music courtesy: Lucien Byfieldt (https://lucienbyfieldt.bandcamp.com/)
Stats courtesy: Sundaram Ramaswami (https://twitter.com/mpformula1) & Nithyanand Ram (https://twitter.com/The_F1fanatic)
Image courtesy: Haas F1 Team


Kunal Shah is an FIA-accredited Formula 1 journalist who has been reporting on Formula 1 for nearly two decades. He worked with the Force India Formula 1 Team for 6 seasons in Marketing, Sponsorship and Commercial roles. As a former single-seater racer, he was responsible for Force India's grassroots talent program, One from a Billion Hunt. Presently, he co-writes a regular Formula 1 column for Firstpost, speaks on Inside Line F1 Podcast & Pits to Podium and produces broadcast/OTT content for NENT Group (Viasport & Viaplay).

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