Romain Grosjean is currently recovering at Bahrain Defence Hospital

French F1 driver Romain Grosjean has taken to Instagram to thank the medical staff that has helped him immediately after his Haas car pierced through a crash barrier, split in two and burst into a huge fireball at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC).

“Thanks to all the medical staff at the circuit and hospital and hopefully I can write you some messages,” he said in a short video viewed by about 2.6 million people.

“I wanted to say I am OK. Thank you very much for all the messages,” he said.

The 34-year-old was kept overnight at the Bahrain Defence Hospital (BDF) in Riffa, around 17 kilometers from the BIC, to receive treatment for his burned hands.