• Romain Grosjean's race car aught fire after crashing into the barriers.
• Lance Stroll's car got flipped over after contact with Daniil Kvyat.
• Both drivers survived their respective incidents.
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The 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix had its fair share of action. The race had just gotten underway when Haas driver, Romain Grojean, made contact with Alfa Tauri's Daniil Kvyat. The result of the incident brought out the red flag, which saw the race be suspended while officials set about fixing the barricade.
After more than an hour, the race restarted, but Racing Point's Lance Stroll made contact with Kvyat, as well. This flipped the car on its head and the safety car was brought out to lead the grid around the track as marshals set about removing the wreckage from the track. In both instances, the drivers walked away alive.
Grosjean's fiery crash
Seconds after the race got underway, Grosjean made a passing attempt on several drivers. For the manoeuvre to be successful, he darted to his right, into a gap, but made contact with Kvyat. Grosjean's car veered off the track and into the barricade. The impact was so intense that the car caught fire immediately. A big ball of fire shot into the air and the race immediately stopped.
As the drivers made their way to the pits, medical personnel and marshals rushed to the scene to attend to Grosjean. Shockingly, the car was split in half and Grosjean unscathed. According to the team, Grosjean suffered minor burns to his hands and feet and suspected broken ribs.
Almost 90min after Grosjean's incident, the race restarted. It all went seemingly smooth until the yellow flags were waved again. This time for Stroll. The safety car was deployed, and drivers followed it while the stricken Racing Point was removed from the track. Upon reviewing the footage, it came to light that Stroll's right rear tyre made contact with Kvyat's left front tyre. The impact sent the 'Pink Mercedes' into the air and onto its roof.