MANAMA, November 30
Lewis Hamilton won the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix for Mercedes on Sunday after French driver Romain Grosjean had a miraculous escape from a fiery first-lap crash that ripped his car in two. Grosjean’s Haas was engulfed in flames after it careered off the road at high speed and speared through the protective barriers lining the floodlit Sakhir track.
The 34-year-old managed to free himself from the wreckage and jump clear. He suffered burns to his hands and is recuperating in a nearby hospital. Renault’s Daniel Ricciardo blasted the “Hollywood” coverage of the crash while Hamilton said the incident showed how dangerous the sport could be.
“It was terrifying to see,” said Hamilton, who took his 95th career win. — Reuters