F1 Race Event: Bahrain F1 GP
Race Track: Bahrain International Circuit

Lewis Hamilton wins in Bahrain

Weather: dry  25.5°C
Tarmac: dry  28.7°C
Humidity : 66.1%
Wind : 0.9 m/s NW
Pressure: 1015.3 bar

Lewis Hamilton won his 95th F1 race at the 2020 Bahrain F1 GP today. He started from P1 and won the eventful race at Bahrain International circuit for the fifth time. It was his 11th race win of the 2020 F1 season and the 115th victory for the Mercedes team.

The start of the 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix was clean. All cars came of the line. Valtteri Bottas who started from P2 had a bad start on the dirty side of the start grid. He lost several places. Lewis Hamilton took the lead and Max Verstappen was 2nd behind him and Sergio Perez on P3. In the back of the grid we saw several cars touching each other in turn 1.

Coming out of turn 3 a few cars touched and gone wide on the straight to turn 4, when we saw one of the most heavy crashes of the last 30 years. Romain Grosjean had a higher pace than the cars in front who touched and wanted to pass his team mate on the right side when he hit Daniil Kvyat and lost control of the Haas. Grosjean crashed head on into the barrier and exploded. The fuel tank exploded because his car broke in 2 due to the impact. Everybody hold his breath if he survived this horrific crash. The car crashed straight through the metal barrier. The French driver could escape the remains of his car by himself. He was in a sea fire for 15 seconds before the brave people of the medical car helped him out of the inferno and only had minor injuries. Kvyat was able to continue in the AlphaTuari. The race was of course stopped to repair the barrier and recover the car of Grosjean. The race was restarted after 1,5 hour.

The restart was clean but not for long.when Daniil Kvyat again was involved in a crash. This time Lance Stroll was the one who was the victim. They collided in turn 8 with their tyres which caused the Racing Point of Stroll to flip over and land upside down. Kvyat was able to continue again. The safety car came out to slow down the cars and the car of Stroll could be recovered. Valtteri Bottas pitted to because he had a puncture. He returned to the track on P16. The race order was 1. Hamilton, 2. Verstappen and 3. Perez. The race resumed at the end of lap 8. The cars drove flatout for the first time across the start/finish line this time.

Daniel Ricciardo was the first driver who pitted for fresh tyres. He switched from medium to hard tyres on the Renault in lap 17. At this time Hamilton already had a lead to Verstappen of 4.5s.The British driver pitted in lap 20 to go from medium to hard to drive to the finish.

Sergio Perez saw his podium go up in smoke. The Mexican was driving comfortable on P3 for 55 laps and had some very bad luck when his engine blew up 2 laps before the end. A fire marshal caused a very dangerous situation when he crossed the road to extinguish the fire in the back of the Racing Point, while McLaren driver Lando Norris was approaching quickly.

2020 Bahrain F1 GP Results
FP1 2020 Bahrain F1 GP
FP2 2020 Bahrain F1 GP
FP3 2020 Bahrain F1 GP
Quali 2020 Bahrain F1 GP
Start grid 2020 Bahrain GP

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Classification 2020 Bahrain F1 GP

Pos No Driver Team Time Laps Grid Pts
1 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Germany Mercedes 02:59:47.515 57
1
25
2 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen
Austria Red Bull 02:59:48.769 57
3
19
3 23 Thailand Alexander Albon
Austria Red Bull 02:59:55.520 57
4
15
4 4 United Kingdom Lando Norris
United Kingdom McLaren 02:59:58.852 57
9
12
5 55 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr.
United Kingdom McLaren 02:59:59.302 57
15
10
6 10 France Pierre Gasly
Italy AlphaTauri 02:59:59.457 57
8
8
7 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo
France Renault 03:00:06.883 57
6
6
8 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas
Germany Mercedes 03:00:07.195 57
2
4
9 31 France Esteban Ocon
France Renault 03:00:10.318 57
7
2
10 16 Monaco Charles Leclerc
Italy Ferrari 02:59:48.335 56
12
1
11 26 Russian Federation Daniil Kvyat
Italy AlphaTauri 02:59:49.415 56
10
0
12 63 United Kingdom George Russell
United Kingdom Williams 02:59:49.926 56
14
0
13 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel
Italy Ferrari 02:59:52.774 56
11
0
14 6 Canada Nicholas Latifi
United Kingdom Williams 02:59:53.116 56
20
0
15 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen
Switzerland Alfa Romeo 02:59:56.693 56
17
0
16 99 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi
Switzerland Alfa Romeo 02:59:57.689 56
16
0
17 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen
United States Haas 03:00:09.772 56
18
0
18 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez
United Kingdom Racing Point 02:51:46.894 53
5
0
DNF 18 Canada Lance Stroll
United Kingdom Racing Point Collision 2
13
0
DNF 8 France Romain Grosjean
United States Haas Crashed 0
19
0


Fastest lap: 1:32.014 min by Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing on lap 48


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