Romain Grosjean says he “noticed loss of life coming” in his fiery crash within the Bahrain Grand Prix and fought to get out “for his youngsters”.
The French Haas driver suffered burns to the again of his arms after crashing at 137mph and sustaining an influence of 53G on the primary lap of Sunday’s race.
Grosjean is to stay in hospital in Manama for an extra evening on Tuesday.
“I might say there’s a feeling of being glad to be alive, of seeing issues in another way,” he stated.
Talking to France’s TF1, he added: “But in addition there’s the necessity to get again within the automobile, if doable in Abu Dhabi.”
In a while Tuesday he stated in a video posted on Twitter: “I am leaving the hospital tomorrow. I am feeling higher, clearly a number of components are a bit painful. After what occurred, I suppose the ache is not too unhealthy. I am glad to be alive and discuss to you.”
The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is the ultimate race of the 2020 season, on 13-15 December, after a second race in Bahrain on a unique observe structure this weekend.
Grosjean stated he needed to race at Yas Marina “to complete my story with Formulation 1 differently”.
He doesn’t have a drive for subsequent season, after Haas determined to alter their line-up and recruit two new drivers who include monetary backing for 2021. They announced Russian Nikita Mazepin on Tuesday and are anticipated to substantiate Mick Schumacher, son of seven-time champion Michael, on Wednesday.
Staff boss Gunther Steiner stated on Tuesday that he had spoken to Grosjean about his intention to return for the ultimate race and there was “loads of time” earlier than a call needed to be made.
“He actually needs to be in Abu Dhabi,” Steiner stated. “However I stated: ‘Attempt to get higher, we communicate on Sunday or Monday – let’s have a look at how you are feeling, whether it is doable.'”
He’s being changed at this weekend’s Sakhir Grand Prix by Brazilian novice Pietro Fittipaldi, grandson of two-time F1 champion Emerson Fittipaldi.
Grosjean described his escape from the accident, during which he spent practically 30 seconds within the inferno, as “nearly like a second beginning”.
He stated: “To come back out of the flames that day is one thing that can mark my life eternally.
“I’ve lots of people who’ve proven me love and it has touched me lots, and at instances I get a bit teary-eyed.”
He described his experiences within the rapid aftermath of the crash, as he was within the cockpit of the burning automobile, which had damaged in two and turn out to be lodged in a barrier.
“I do not know if the phrase miracle exists or if it may be used, however in any case I might say it wasn’t my time [to die],” the 34-year-old stated.
“It felt for much longer than 28 seconds. I see my visor turning all orange, I see the flames on the left facet of the automobile.
“I considered a number of issues, together with Niki Lauda, and I believed that it wasn’t doable to finish up like that, not now. I could not end my story in Formulation 1 like that.
“After which, for my youngsters, I advised myself that I needed to get out. I put my arms within the fireplace, so I clearly felt it burning on the chassis.
“I acquired out, then I felt somebody pulling on the swimsuit, so I knew I used to be out.”
Grosjean was helped over the barrier by FIA physician Ian Roberts, who got here to his support together with medical driver Alan van der Merwe.
Docs had initially meant to launch Grosjean from hospital on Monday however Steiner stated there was no motive for concern about his prolonged keep.
“He is staying one other evening within the hospital, however there’s nothing to be preoccupied with,” he stated.
“They simply stated it is a safer surroundings, principally due to the burns. They simply stated we hold you right here one other evening. However all the pieces goes good.
“This man he is acquired with him advised me the docs are very glad, and it is going simply as they’d have seen it coming, so there is not any setback or something.”
Steiner added that he had additionally spoken to Grosjean concerning the accident.
“He remembers how he needed to get out, or how he acquired out, he defined that very nicely to me,” stated Steiner.
“What he requested me was, ‘How did I find yourself there?’ I stated, ‘You ran over (Alpha Tauri driver Daniil) Kvyat’s automobile, principally, you turned proper and ran over his entrance wheel, and that turned you round and put you within the wall.’
“He stated, ‘I did not see the automobile.’ I do not need to put phrases in his mouth and say he would not keep in mind it, I believe he did not realise what he did.
“I would not say he misplaced any reminiscence of it. I believe it went so fast that he can not keep in mind it.”