The Formula 1 world came to a standstill at the 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix, when Romain Grosjean collided with the barrier and his Haas exploded into a ball of flames.
The Frenchman found himself engulfed in fire and lodged inside the metal barrier, making the fact that he escaped the incident alive and without severe long-lasting injuries a miracle.
Grosjean has since moved to the USA to race in IndyCar, making a sensational return to racing after such a scary and traumatising incident.
The majority of F1 fans expect to never see the 36-year-old in Formula 1 again and understandably so but the Frenchman has now hinted that a return could be on the cards.
Currently driving for the Andretti IndyCar team, Grosjean admitted that he could be tempted to return to F1, should Andretti-Cadillac offer him a race seat if they are granted entry to the sport.
“One thing I leaned last year is to never say never,” he said when asked about a return to the grid with Andretti-Cadillac by GQ.
“I told my wife I would never live in the US and I would never race in a US series and I would never to the Indy 500 and I’ve done the three of them.
“So I think it’s just you never know what the future is like. Now, I enjoy being in IndyCar. I enjoy being able to do Lamborghini IMSA for the endurance races. It’s the right balance for me.
“For sure, Formula 1 stays the pinnacle of motorsport. So yes, if it was a team to win, yes.
“For sure, Andretti would have a lot of work if they make it [to] Formula 1, just the way Haas was. Right now I would say I prefer to stay in IndyCar, but again, you never know. When things are done and concrete and in front of you, sometimes your mind changes.”
Andretti-Cadillac’s entry to Formula 1 depends on the FIA coming to an agreement with Formula 1, as the two parties are currently in disagreement over whether to expand the grid on not.
Despite the FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem’s will to add an additional team to the grid, no action can be taken unless Formula 1 decide that this is what they would like to do.