Romain Grosjean will sit out the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix next weekend as he continues to recover from a horror crash in Bahrain last weekend.
Grosjean escaped from the wreckage of the crash - the largest in recent years - as his car burst into flames. He also decided to miss out on this Sunday's Sakhir Grand Prix.
"For my health and my safety it's better that I don't take the risk to race in Abu Dhabi," Grosjean announced in a video on Twitter.
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"It's a very difficult decision, but it's the best one for my future, so hopefully I will work on what's coming next, where I'm going to race and win races.
"I'd like to thanks everyone for the messages, support and love."
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The Formula One governing body, the FIA, has begun an investigation into the crash that led to Grosjean's remarkable crash and escape from a burning Haas car.
The Frenchman is recuperating after suffering burns to the back of his hands.
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