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Barrier ‘major problem' in Grosjean crash

Mercedes’ trackside engineering director Andrew Shovlin says the way the barrier split during Romain Grosjean's crash was a 'major problem'. Shovlin couldn't believe that Grosjean was able to walk away from his opening-lap incident at the Bahrain GP which saw hit a barrier at speed before his Haas VF-20 broke in to two pieces and erupted into a ball of fire. And the way the barrier split in the middle, causing the cockpit with Grosjean in it to go through, was a 'major problem' in Shovlin's eyes. “There’s a huge element of luck in him surviving that accident,” he is quoted by Motorsportweek.com. “When you actually saw him in the medical car, almost that you couldn’t believe...
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