Romain Grosjean has undergone a successful surgery to further treat the hand injuries he sustained at the Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix last month.
The former Haas driver, who made headlines across the world for his remarkable escape from the fiery crash he experienced on the first lap of the race, has been receiving treatment ever since for the burns he sustained to his hands and a sprained ankle.
On Tuesday, he revealed he was set to undergo surgery on his left hand to repair thumb ligament damage and clean the wounds from his burns, as well as injuries he had sustained to his right hand that he only revealed after his crash.
On Wednesday, he posted an update indicating the procedure went well.
“Morning all, wishing you a beautiful day,” he wrote on Instagram. “A good sleep and not too much pain. But a bit of an handful writing messages. 🤣”
Grosjean, 34, was initially treated at the Bahrain Defence Force hospital before being relocated to his resident country of Switzerland a week later.
Already set to depart Haas prior to his incident, the Frenchman had intended to return for the final race of the 2020 F1 season in Abu Dhabi, before conceding such a desire would be “selfish” compared to the needs of his recovery and family.
Nevertheless, it is expected Grosjean will get at least one more chance to drive a Formula 1 car, as Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has offered to run a private test for him should none of the teams he raced for do so.