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Grosjean crash report ‘to take two months’

Formula One’s governing body has said it will take two months to publish the accident report on Romain Grosjean’s terrifying 225km/h fireball crash.

Grosjean, 34, was released from the Bahrain Defence Force Hospital on Wednesday, three days after he escaped from the wreckage at the Bahrain Grand Prix.

The French driver suffered burns to his hands after his car split in two and burst into flames in the most dramatic F1 accident of recent times.

An investigation has since been launched by the International Automobile Federation (FIA), who confirmed on Thursday that it is “expected to take around 6-8 weeks to complete before findings are made public”.

“As with all serious accidents, we will analyse every aspect of this crash and collaborate with all parties involved,” FIA Safety Director Adam Baker said.

“With so much data available in Formula One, it allows us to accurately determine every element of what occurred and this work has already begun.

“We take this research very seriously and will follow a rigorous process to find out exactly what happened before proposing potential improvements.”

Haas driver Grosjean will be replaced by Pietro Fittipaldi for this weekend’s Sakhir Grand Prix, but the Frenchman is keen to return for the season finale in Abu Dhabi on December 13.

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