Grosjean 'almost cried' as F1 star was told he could use hand again after being released from hospital following crash

ROMAIN GROSJEAN has been released from hospital following his near-death fireball crash at the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday.

The Swiss-born racer, 34, crashed through a guardrail at 140mph, with his car splitting into two and instantly bursting into a ball of flames.

Grosjean admitted he 'saw death coming' and was stuck in the fire for 20 seconds, before finally escaping with his helmet visor melting.

The Haas racer suffered nasty burns to his hands, but otherwise escaped miraculously unscathed after being saved by his halo device.

On Wednesday morning, Grosjean was released from hospital.

And the F1 star admitted he 'almost cried' after being told he could use his finger again.

Accompanying a picture of his healing hand, Grosjean tweeted: "My right hand this morning.

"The happiness I had when I was told I didn't need the full dressing anymore and could use my finger was huge.

"Almost cried. A victory on my way to recovery."

Grosjean also took to Instagram to show himself 'on the road' after being allowed to leave hospital.

On his release from hospital, a Haas statement read: "Romain Grosjean was discharged from the care of the Bahrain Defence Force Hospital at 10.30am local time Wednesday.

"Grosjean spent three nights in hospital following Sunday's incident at the Bahrain Grand Prix.

"He will continue private treatment for the burns suffered on the back of his hands and will remain in Bahrain for the time being.

"On behalf of Romain Grosjean and the entire Haas F1 Team we extend our thanks to all who have tended to him at the BDF Hospital."

Meanwhile, Haas have named Mick Schumacher in the team for the 2021 season.

And Grosjean congratulated the son of Ferrari legend Michael on his break in F1.

Grosjean tweeted: "Welcome in F1 Mick. You will be racing with some incredible leçon in the team.

"Look after them and they will give it back to you at 1,000%."

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