Hamilton wins crash-hit Bahrain Grand Prix | Racing News
SAKHIR (Bahrain): Lewis Hamilton powered to victory on the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday in a race overshadowed by a horrific crash for French driver Romain Grosjean.
Briton Hamilton, topped world champion for a report-equalling seventh time final day trip in Turkey, held off the Red Bulls of Max Verstappen and Alexander Albon to say his ninety fifth F1 win.
The race was delayed after Grosjean survived a daunting collision with a barrier on the opening lap. He was taken to hospital with suspected fractured ribs and burns to his fingers and toes after his crash which was adopted by one other accident that noticed Racing Point driver Lance Stroll rescued from his overturn automotive.
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Lando Norris got here dwelling fourth forward of his McLaren workforce-mate Carlos Sainz with Pierre Gasly taking sixth for Alpha Tauri and Renault’s Daniel Ricciardo seventh.
Hamilton’s Mercedes workforce-mate Valtteri Bottas completed eighth, having suffered a puncture, forward of Esteban Ocon within the second Renault and Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc.
Hamilton’s victory, his eleventh of the season, lifted him 131 factors clear of Bottas within the championship, which he has gained already.
However, his preliminary response was one of aid for Grosjean. “It was such a shocking image to see and it shows the amazing job F1 and the FIA have done for him to walk away from something like that.”