F1 Bahrain GP Live Updates - race day
By: Jake Boxall-Legge
|Hamilton wins F1 Bahrain GP from Verstappen and Albon as race finishes behind safety car due to Perez engine failure|
|Race delayed by an hour due to barrier damage following Grosjean's scary lap one crash|
|Haas driver makes remarkable escape from wrecked and flaming car before being taken to hospital for checks on burns to his hands and ankles|
|Hamilton dominates from pole ahead of Verstappen as Bottas suffers puncture from debris|
|Verstappen suffers slow second stop attempting to undercut Hamilton and makes an extra stop in a successful bid to get fastest lap|
|Perez running third when engine lets go with three laps to go, promoting Albon to second podium of the season|
|Racing Point double DNF after Stroll tipped into a barrel-roll by Kvyat, as strong day swings the race for third in the constructors' in McLaren's favour|
17:33 Thanks everyone for joining us this evening and sticking with us. If you're feeling a little shaken, that's okay - I think we're all feeling it a bit. Take it easy, stay safe and join us again next week!
17:31 In comparison, Albon gets what's essentially a two-handed golden mug. He won't be too upset to get that.
17:30 A big ol' gold cup for Hamilton. He asks Verstappen to check the weight of it - it's got a fair bit of heft to it.
17:24 Hamilton: "It was such a shocking image to see [Grosjean's crash]. It shows the amazing job F1 and the FIA have done for him to walk away from something like that."
17:22 Verstappen: "We were just lacking a bit. We tried to keep [Lewis] close but they always had an answer. It is what it is - second place is good."
17:21 Albon: "Yeah, obviously a bit of luck involved with Sergio. But considering Friday, the guys did an amazing job to get the car ready. I felt like the last few races have been getting better and better, but the results didn't really show it."
17:20 Albon gets a "well done" from Hamilton, as the two Red Bulls make it onto the podium following Perez's blow-out.
17:17 Fourth and fifth for the McLarens, as Gasly hangs onto sixth. Ricciardo, Bottas, Ocon and Leclerc complete the top 10.
17:16 The fireworks feel a little gauche on a day like this, but still, a commanding win for Hamilton.
17:14 The safety car released Hamilton, and that's another win for the 2020 world champion! Verstappen and Albon will flank him on the podium.
17:13 Lewis Hamilton wins the 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix!
17:13 A man ran across the track in front of Norris as he passed the stranded Racing Point.
17:12 Giovinazzi did pit under this safety car and has dropped to P16 and behind his team-mate Raikkonen. But that could be that for this race, which technically started three hours ago.
17:12 The Racing Point crew is distraught, head-in-hands. Naturally so - 15 points for the third place have disappeared into the ether. No score for the team in pink.
17:10 Hamilton is told not to come in, as we're set for a safety car finish.