ANKARA

Formula 1’s governing body began an investigation Thursday into Haas driver Romain Grosjean’s crash during the Bahrain Grand Prix race.

“The investigation into the Grosjean incident will look at all areas including competitor safety devices such as the helmet, HANS, safety harness, protective clothing, survival cell, headrest, in-car extinguisher system and the Halo frontal cockpit protection,“ FIA said in a statement.

“Analysis will also include chassis integrity and the safety barrier performance for an impact of that energy and trajectory. It will also assess the role of the track marshals and medical intervention team,“ it added.

Grosjean, 34, was taken to a hospital after suffering burns to both hands when his car was split into two pieces and exploded into a fireball after he plunged into the barriers on the track.

The investigation into the accident Sunday is expected to be completed in six to eight weeks.

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