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Romain Grosjean

Video: Grosjean reports bruising on hands after IndyCar crash with Sato

Former F1 drivers Romain Grosjean and Takuma Sato had a scary moment when they were involved in a collision during practice for the weekend's IndyCar race in St Petersburg.

Romain Grosjean suffered a setback during his debut IndyCar weekend with the Andretti Autosport team by colliding with Takuma Sato during free practice.

The Frenchman had been looking strong in the first practice session ahead of the event in St Petersburg, but ran into trouble in the second session.

Several cars were running slowly at Turn 10 as they all looked to get track position to start a fastest lap. Meanwhile Grosjean was going flat out down the straight ahead of the corner, and failed to spot the traffic in time to slow down.

The former F1 driver hit the back of Sato's Dale Coyne Racing car, putting them both out of the session. Grosjean later said that he had suffered brusing on his hands and had to tape them for qualifying.

Whilst Grosjean had hoped to fight for pole position, he eventually had to settle for fifth on the grid.

In the same practice session, there was also an incident for reigning IndyCar champion Alex Palou, who hit the wall heavily, but was later able to claim 10th place in qualifying.

Watch videos of both incidents below...

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