Formula 1: Romain Grosjean’s miracle leaves sport with soul searching to do

And you have to go back to the 1970s to find accidents in which cars pierced barriers in such a way. “His car, the cockpit, I don’t know what Gs he pulled, but I’m just so grateful that the halo worked. Even with the halo, the pictures of the remains of Grosjean’s car embedded in the barrier leave you open-mouthed with wonder at how he survived. As Horner put it: “The car has gone through the barrier. Firstly, the barrier itself, and how the car managed to penetrate it. Grosjean managed to get himself out of the car, but still he was engulfed in a fire for nearly half a minute.

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