“I was almost a widow for 2 minutes 43”, breaths not without emotion Marion Jollès, at the mention of the recent crash of her husband Romain Grosjean.
On November 29, F1 came close to the tragedy in Bahrain, with the spectacular off the track of a miraculous Romain Grosjean in flames. After having received a phenomenal shock, the Franco-Swiss driver of the Haas team was able to extricate himself from the seat of his single-seater, certainly benefiting from the saving responsiveness of the emergency services in place around the circuit. An exceptional combination of circumstances for a life saved by little.
That day, Marion Jollès, the wife of the pilot who has long walked the starting gates for TF1 as a journalist, is in front of her television screen with her children. “Sacha (the eldest son of the couple, aged 7, editor’s note) cries when he sees the explosion, but I think Sacha does not understand that it is dad. There, we have the reflex to say immediately: “Children, you go out! “”, Narrates the person in the context of a documentary signed Canal +.
“Widow for 2 minutes 43”
Very quickly, anguish gains ground as news of her husband is slow in coming. “I keep repeating to myself that it’s not normal not to have information, that nothing is shown to us. I know that if we don’t show anything, it’s very serious. I believe that in my head, I was almost a widow for 2 minutes 43 ”, proclaims the TV host, still very moved at the mention of this brutal scene. Then comes the liberation and this image of a conscious Grosjean being taken in charge by the safety car. Hardly immediate relief, however. “I almost have the impression that this is an image of Romain shot before the accident. I’m not even sure it’s direct, ”confides a Marion Jollès who today enjoys“ a succession of miracles ”and even more so her fulfilling family life.
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