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Fiery crash halts Bahrain Grand Prix seconds after start

Mat Coch

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Monday 30th November, 2020 - 1:25am

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Romain Grosjean pic: Fox Sports

A fiery crash just seconds after the start of the Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix has seen the race red flagged.

A busy start saw Romain Grosjean crash heavily at Turn 3, the Haas bursting into flames immediately upon impact with the barrier on driver’s right.

The Frenchman was able to climb from the car before being tended to in the medical car, and was subsequently helped to an ambulance.

The incident appeared to occur following a clash with the AlphaTauri of Daniil Kvyat, Grosjean spearing into the barrier on the inside of the circuit.

Race control reacted immediately by displaying the red flag, with all remaining cars returning to the pits as the stricken Haas was cleared.

Heavy damage was sustained to both the Haas and the barrier, the charred monocoque embedded within it, resulting in a lengthy delay as the section of armco was replaced.

pic: Fox Sports

pic: Fox Sports

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