Lewis Hamilton took the victory in Bahrain. However, this took a back seat. © APA / afp / HAMAD I MOHAMMED
Under the shock of Romain Grosjean’s fire accident, Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton continued his triumphant advance in the chaos of the desert in Bahrain.
29. November 2020
After the Haas driver’s horror crash and an 80-minute break, the Mercedes driver tackled Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel’s records with his 11th success of the year. The two Germans could each win 13 times in one season.
Two weeks after his 7th title win in Turkey, Hamilton relegated Max Verstappen to second place in the Red Bull with a perfect tire strategy in Sakhir. Like Vettel, the Briton has now won four times in the desert.
Hamilton (center) won ahead of Red Bull drivers Verstappen (left) and Albon © APA / afp / GIUSEPPE CACACE
Third in the floodlight chaos, which Grosjean survived largely unscathed according to initial investigations, was Verstappen’s teammate Alex Albon. The Thai benefited from engine failure with Sergio Perez at Racing Point with three laps to go. The chaotic race was then ended under the safety car.
Ferrari disappointed, update on Grosjean
Vettel experienced a debacle in the Ferrari at the third last Grand Prix of the year with position 13. Team mate Charles Leclerc had to be content with 10th place. Meanwhile, there is also news about Grosjean’s health. The protégé of the South Tyrolean team boss Günther Steiner “only” broke two toes and suffered second-degree burns on his hand in his horror crash. The French are lucky in misfortune. Nevertheless: The Bahrain Grand Prix was more than just memorable and will go down in Formula 1 history.
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