Carlos Sainz said he was "shocked" when he first saw Romain Grosjean's burnt chassis from the 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix.
The charcoaled remains of the survival cell from the Haas VF-20 which enabled Grosjean to survive his fiery crash at the start of the race, is on display at the F1 Exhibition.
Sainz recently visited as part of its extended run through to 16th July at the IFEMA in Madrid.
“The most shocking piece in my opinion is of course the burnt chassis of Romain Grosjean," he said.
“It is a great reminder of how dangerous this sport can be, despite all modern safety measures. It’s also a reminder of what we drivers put on the line every time we go racing."
The exhibition showcases a range of historical F1 pieces, including Pierre Gasly’s ‘Monza Miracle’ maiden race-winning car and the first public display of a Scuderia Ferrari power unit since the early 2000s.
RacingNews365.com recently visited the exhibition and came away impressed by the show that was described as "engaging, immersive and sobering".