LEWIS HAMILTON was first previous the chequered flag but once more – in a Bahrain Grand Prix marred by Romain Grosjean’s terrifying crash.
The Haas driver went off the monitor solely seconds into the race having clipped Daniil Kvyat’s Alpha Tauri.
Romain Grosjean’s horrific crash marred Sunday’s Bahrain Grand PrixCredit score: Splash Information
The Haas star walked away from the incident and will have escaped with minor accidentsCredit score: Splash Information
Shedding management of his automobile, Grosjean, 34, speared the crash barrier and miraculously walked away from the flaming wreckage.
Horrendous footage confirmed his Method One automobile bursting into flames upon impression, having been break up in half by the high-speed collision.
Grosjean managed to clamber out of the car with only a suspected damaged rib and minor burns – an altogether infinitesimal damage contemplating the character of the accident.
A purple flag meant racing was stopped for over an hour as marshalls lower out the melted barrier and picked up the widespread wreckage.
Amazingly, upon the restart, Kvyat was concerned in one other incident that led to Lance Stroll’s Racing Level ending the wrong way up.
Stroll was, fortunately, saved secure in solely the second instance of F1’s unimaginable security measures of the day.
Grosjean’s Haas stunningly saved the motive force secure having break up in halfCredit score: Splash Information
Lance Stroll’s automobile flipped below the restart in a nightmare day for Racing LevelCredit score: EPA
Whereas an harmless passenger within the first crash, Kvyat was handed a ten-second penalty for inflicting the Stroll flip.
In the meantime, Hamilton was striding towards his first victory since successful the world championship in Istanbul a fortnight in the past.
Max Verstappen jumped Valtteri Bottas firstly to assert second however couldn’t get close to the opposite Mercedes.
Lewis Hamilton drove to victory forward of the 2 Purple BullsCredit score: AFP
Forward of his possible sabbatical from the game, Sergio Perez had his second podium in a row snatched from him with a fiery failure that introduced out a race-ending security automobile.
That allowed Alex Albon, the motive force set to edge Perez for subsequent yr’s Purple Bull drive, previous for a first-ever F1 podium.
Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz secured fourth and fifth for McLaren within the fierce battle for third-place within the Constructors’ Championship.