Romain Grosjean will miss the final grand prix of the season as a result of the burns he suffered in his fiery crash in Bahrain last weekend.
Grosjean wanted to race in Abu Dhabi next weekend to close off his Formula 1 career but will return home for further treatment on his injured hands.
Brazilian Pietro Fittipaldi, who is standing in for Grosjean in Sunday’s Sakhir Grand Prix, will race instead.
“The risk of racing is too big for my recovery and my health,” Grosjean said.
“We’ve tried as much as we could with the doctor to recover and to repair my hand. It’s one of the hardest decisions of my life, but it’s obviously one of the wisest.”