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Grosjean gives full account of Bahrain fire escape Bahrain GP
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Grosjean gives full account of Bahrain fire escape

Romain Grosjean has recounted the full story of the escape from his burning Formula 1 car – and revealed there were moments where he feared he was going to die.

F1’s medical car heroes tell the story of Grosjean's escape Bahrain GP
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F1’s medical car heroes tell the story of Grosjean's escape

Following Romain Grosjean’s scary accident in the Bahrain GP, FIA medical car crew members Dr Ian Roberts and Alan van der Merwe have rightly been praised for their efforts at the scene. Their rigorous training and preparation never stops, and on Sunday, it paid off.

Ferrari duo cleared the air after Vettel's radio rant

Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc spoke after the Bahrain Grand Prix to clear the air following a complaint from Vettel about his Formula 1 teammate’s move at Turn 1.

How overalls and new rules saved Grosjean from the fire Bahrain GP
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How overalls and new rules saved Grosjean from the fire

Romain Grosjean’s escape from his fiery Formula 1 crash in Bahrain has resulted in much focus around the role that the Halo and crash structures had in saving him.

Grosjean discharged from hospital after treatment for burns

Romain Grosjean has been discharged from hospital in Bahrain following his fiery Formula 1 crash in Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix.

Ten things we learned from the Bahrain GP

While the Bahrain Grand Prix will always be remembered for Romain Grosjean's fiery crash, the race provided plenty of talking points both across the weekend and with thoughts to the future. Luke Smith picks out the key moments

McLaren says Norris marshal incident in Bahrain "concerning"

McLaren boss Andreas Seidl says marshals running across the track with fire extinguishers is something that should "absolutely not happen" in Formula 1, after Lando Norris' worrying moment in Bahrain.

Why Bottas changed three tyres at his last stop in Bahrain

Mercedes Formula 1 driver Valtteri Bottas finished a lowly eighth in Bahrain after a tricky race that saw him make three pitstops – including one where he changed only three tyres.

How F1's safety advances saved Grosjean Bahrain GP Prime
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How F1's safety advances saved Grosjean

Romain Grosjean credited the halo for saving him after his horror Bahrain Grand Prix crash. But, while F1's newest safety feature deserved a show of gratitude, it was a whole range of procedures and devices in place (plus a slice of luck) that proved vital

Masi: Guardrail damage was inevitable in Grosjean crash

Formula 1 race director Michael Masi says the scale of the barrier damage in Romain Grosjean's Bahrain GP crash was the result of the huge energy involved in the incident.

Red Bull "could have done better" to beat Hamilton on strategy

Max Verstappen felt Red Bull was not aggressive enough in its strategy during Sunday’s Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix, feeling it “could have done much better” to beat Lewis Hamilton.

Bahrain Grand Prix driver ratings

A mentally exhausting Bahrain GP proved a stern test of Formula 1 drivers' mental steel, and several stepped up to the plate with noteworthy performances - although one faultless drive went ultimately unrewarded

What aftermath photos reveal about Grosjean's escape

Romain Grosjean's escape from his fiery crash in the Bahrain Grand Prix was the most public of displays about the safety advances Formula 1 has made.

How Verstappen lost the race that followed Grosjean's escape

The 2020 Bahrain GP will forever be remembered for Romain Grosjean's astonishing escape from his opening lap crash, but there was still a race to be won. Red Bull's Max Verstappen had good cause to believe this was one that got away

F1 defends Grosjean TV coverage after Ricciardo criticism

Formula 1 had defended the decision to show extensive replays of Romain Grosjean’s accident in the Bahrain GP following criticism from Renault driver Daniel Ricciardo.

Grosjean convinced halo saved his life in Bahrain crash Bahrain GP
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Grosjean convinced halo saved his life in Bahrain crash

Romain Grosjean paid tribute to the halo for saving him in the terrifying crash at the start of the Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix as he recovers in hospital.

Perez: Grosjean crash put Bahrain DNF into perspective Bahrain GP
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Perez: Grosjean crash put Bahrain DNF into perspective

Sergio Perez said his late retirement from a podium position at the Formula 1 Bahrain GP was put into perspective by Romain Grosjean's remarkable escape from his frightening crash.

F1 doctor explains Grosjean's escape from burning car Bahrain GP
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F1 doctor explains Grosjean's escape from burning car

Formula 1 medical delegate Ian Roberts says that a blast of extinguishant that beat back the flames allowed him to help Romain Grosjean out of his burning car in Bahrain.

Grosjean to remain in hospital overnight after Bahrain crash Bahrain GP
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Grosjean to remain in hospital overnight after Bahrain crash

Romain Grosjean will remain in hospital overnight for observation but "feels good" following his crash in Bahrain, according to Haas Formula 1 boss Gunther Steiner.

Ricciardo disgusted by "disrespectful" Grosjean replays

Daniel Ricciardo said he was "disgusted" by Formula 1 showing replays of Romain Grosjean's Bahrain Grand Prix accident during the lengthy red flag period, which he said was "completely disrespectful".

Vettel: F1 guardrails "not supposed to fail like that"

Sebastian Vettel questioned the failure of the guardrail during Romain Grosjean's crash at the start of the Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix ahead of a full investigation.

Kvyat was "angry" with Grosjean's move before he saw crash Bahrain GP
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Kvyat was "angry" with Grosjean's move before he saw crash

Daniil Kvyat said his initial anger at Romain Grosjean turning into him in the Bahrain Grand Prix turned to concern when he saw his Haas rival’s Formula 1 car explode.

"Deep investigation" will follow Grosjean accident - Brawn

Formula 1 boss Ross Brawn says that the sport will launch a "deep investigation" into Romain Grosjean's scary accident at the start of the Bahrain GP.

Hamilton: "Horrifying" Grosjean accident reminder of F1’s danger Bahrain GP
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Hamilton: "Horrifying" Grosjean accident reminder of F1’s danger

Lewis Hamilton says Romain Grosjean’s “horrifying” fiery accident on the opening lap of the Bahrain Grand Prix acts as a reminder of the danger of Formula 1.

2020 F1 Bahrain Grand Prix race results

Lewis Hamilton won a wild Bahrain Grand Prix for Mercedes at Sakhir, round 15 of the Formula 1 World Championship, in a restarted race following Romain Grosjean’s horrific first-lap fiery crash.

Bahrain GP: Hamilton wins as Grosjean survives horror accident Bahrain GP
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Bahrain GP: Hamilton wins as Grosjean survives horror accident

Lewis Hamilton beat Max Verstappen in Formula 1's 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix, which featured a shocking, fiery crash for Haas driver Romain Grosjean.

Grosjean's Bahrain fireball crash in pictures

Romain Grosjean walked away from a horrific crash on the opening lap of the Bahrain Grand Prix that split his Haas Formula 1 car in two and burst into flames.

Wait for Grosjean to escape Bahrain crash fire "felt like ages"

Formula 1 medical car driver Alan van der Merwe said it “felt like ages” waiting for Romain Grosjean to escape from the fire after opening lap crash in Bahrain.

Grosjean "lucky by being unlucky" in horror Bahrain GP crash

Gunther Steiner paid tribute to the Formula 1 marshals and medical staff who helped Romain Grosjean escape from his terrifying first lap crash, saying he was "lucky by being unlucky".

Grosjean escapes fireball shunt at Bahrain GP

Haas Formula 1 driver Romain Grosjean has escaped from a huge fireball crash that stopped the Bahrain Grand Prix on the first lap.

The Bahrain GP as it happened

Follow all the action from the Bahrain Grand Prix as it happens with our minute-by-minute coverage.

Hamilton wants tyre war return after backlash against 2021 tyres

Lewis Hamilton has suggested Formula 1 should reintroduce a tyre war between manufacturers following the criticism of the prototype 2021 rubber Pirelli has produced. 

Verstappen 'not disheartened' by gap to Mercedes

Max Verstappen is not disheartened that Red Bull has still not fully closed the gap to Mercedes, with his Formula 1 car having ‘weaknesses’ that cannot be addressed until 2021.

Ferrari: Leclerc lacking usual confidence in Bahrain

Ferrari Formula 1 sporting director Laurent Mekies feels Charles Leclerc has lacked his regular level of confidence across the Bahrain Grand Prix weekend so far.

F1 drivers insist 2021 tyre concerns not just about lap time

Formula 1 drivers say their concerns about Pirelli’s 2021 tyres go beyond them just being slower, as debate rages about whether the sport should stick with the current rubber.

Kvyat: "People are calling me quite a bit" for 2021 drive

AlphaTauri Formula 1 driver Daniil Kvyat says he’s been getting calls about work for 2021 and he will ultimately be able to choose what he does.

Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix – How to watch, start time & more

This weekend Formula 1 travels to Sakhir for the Bahrain Grand Prix. Find out how to watch it, what time it starts and more here.

How a “bad call” left Stroll on wrong tyres in Bahrain qualifying Bahrain GP
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How a “bad call” left Stroll on wrong tyres in Bahrain qualifying

A miscommunication in the Racing Point F1 team cost Lance Stroll his shot at getting into Q3 in Bahrain and left the Canadian stranded in 13th on the grid.

Albon wants to be "thorn in Mercedes' strategy" in Bahrain Bahrain GP
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Albon wants to be "thorn in Mercedes' strategy" in Bahrain

Alexander Albon hopes he can be a "thorn in Mercedes' strategy" after qualifying fourth for the Bahrain Grand Prix, matching his best Formula 1 starting position.

Bottas "surprised" by qualifying gap to Hamilton Bahrain GP
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Bottas "surprised" by qualifying gap to Hamilton

Valtteri Bottas says he and Lewis Hamilton will fight for victory in Formula 1's Bahrain race with "quite different set-ups" and is "surprised" by the qualifying gap between the pair.

Sainz left "very angry" after car failure wrecks race hopes Bahrain GP
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Sainz left "very angry" after car failure wrecks race hopes

Carlos Sainz says he feels "very angry" that both his qualifying and race hopes at the Bahrain Grand Prix have been wrecked by a car failure.

Vettel: Ferrari must be "sly as a fox" to score in Bahrain Bahrain GP
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Vettel: Ferrari must be "sly as a fox" to score in Bahrain

Sebastian Vettel feels Ferrari needs to be "sly as a fox" with its Formula 1 tyre strategy to score points in Bahrain after failing to reach Q3.

Bahrain GP: Hamilton storms to pole ahead of Bottas Bahrain GP
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Bahrain GP: Hamilton storms to pole ahead of Bottas

Lewis Hamilton claimed pole position for Formula 1's 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix, with Valtteri Bottas beating Max Verstappen to second place on the final run in Q3.

2020 F1 Bahrain Grand Prix qualifying results, full grid lineup Bahrain GP
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2020 F1 Bahrain Grand Prix qualifying results, full grid lineup

Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton will start the Bahrain Grand Prix from pole position for the 15th round of the 2020 Formula 1 World Championship season at Sakhir.

Bahrain GP qualifying as it happened

Follow all the action from the Bahrain Grand Prix as it happens with our minute-by-minute coverage.

Bahrain circuit rescues escaped dog that halted F1 practice

The Bahrain International Circuit has rescued the dog which escaped onto the track during second Formula 1 practice on Friday night, taking it to an animal rescue centre.

FIA abandons track limits laptime deletions in Bahrain

Formula 1 race director Michael Masi has taken the unusual step of abandoning laptime deletions for track limits offences in Bahrain following a discussion with the drivers on Friday.

Bahrain GP: Verstappen heads Mercedes duo in FP3

Max Verstappen beat Lewis Hamilton to the top spot in final practice for Formula 1’s 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix, with Valtteri Bottas in third.

Ferrari wants "soft landing" for budget cap extended

Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto wants an extension of the “soft landing” that gives Formula 1 teams more time to adjust to the budget cap.

The Bahrain sacrifice Mercedes made to find an edge for 2021

Mercedes topped the times in opening practice in Bahrain after making a decision that leaves it with some catching up to do on race pace and car set-up this weekend, but that is likely to give it an extra advantage in preparation for next year...

Bahrain GP: Spotting the latest F1 technical developments

Join us as we delve into the latest technical developments on display at the Bahrain Grand Prix at Sakhir, courtesy of Giorgio Piola and Motorsport Images.

Hamilton slams Pirelli's proposed 2021 F1 tyres

Lewis Hamilton has slammed Pirelli's new 2021-spec Formula 1 tyres after all teams and drivers ran them in practice in Bahrain on Friday.

Albon surprised by lack of grip in practice crash

Alexander Albon was left surprised by the lack of grip that caused his heavy crash during practice for the Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix on Friday night.

2020 F1 Bahrain GP Friday practice results

Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time on the opening day of Bahrain Grand Prix practice at Sakhir for Mercedes on Friday, with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen best of the rest.

Bahrain GP: Hamilton tops FP2 as Albon shunts heavily

Lewis Hamilton topped a twice red-flagged second practice session for Formula 1's 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix, as Alex Albon crashed heavily and a dog briefly escaped onto the track.

Live: Follow Bahrain GP practice as it happens

Follow all the action from the Bahrain Grand Prix as it happens with our minute-by-minute coverage.

Bahrain GP: Hamilton leads FP1 as Mercedes dominates

Lewis Hamilton set the pace in opening practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix as Formula 1 drivers got their first chance to sample Pirelli's finalised tyres for 2021.

F1 drivers to sample 2021 Pirelli tyres in Bahrain

Formula 1 drivers will have their first proper taste of Pirelli’s 2021 tyres when they run them across both practice sessions in Bahrain on Friday.

Bahrain GP: Latest F1 technical developments

Join us as we delve into the latest technical developments on display at the Bahrain Grand Prix at Sakhir, courtesy of Giorgio Piola.

Kubica gets another Alfa Romeo F1 practice outing in Bahrain

Robert Kubica will make his fourth Formula 1 practice appearance of 2020 for Alfa Romeo, as he will drive in FP1 at the Bahrain Grand Prix.