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Bahrain F1 restarts after crash halts race

MANAMA, November 29, 2020

The Bahrain Grand Prix restarted after it was halted for over an hour following a dramatic crash suffered by Haas's Romain Grosjean. 
The Frenchman escaped with what are thought to be minor injuries after his car struck a barrier and caught fire, a report in F1 website said.
The race had only just got underway when Grosjean, who started from 19th on the grid, moved across the track and touched with Daniil Kvyat's AlphaTauri before spearing off the track and into the barrier just after Turn 3.
The car, heavy with fuel, was badly damaged and immediately burst into flames as the marshals appeared on the scene, along with the Medical Car that follows the pack on Lap 1 of every race.
Just moments later Grosjean leapt from the burning wreckage as the marshals and safety officials began putting the fire out.
His team has confirmed that he has been taken to a local hospital with a suspected rib fracture.
"I'm so grateful Romain is safe. Wow... the risk we take is no joke, for those of you out there that forget that we put our life on the line for this sport and for what we love to do. Thankful to the FIA for the massive strides we've taken for Romain to walk away from that safely," said Lewis Hamilton in a tweet.
The race restarted after the wreckage was cleared up and the barriers repaired. Once that work was completed the drivers lined up on the grid for the restart and then set off for the second time.
Meanwhile, Lance Stroll escaped unhurt after his car was flipped upside down following the restart of the Bahrain Grand Prix.


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