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Mercedes team’s British star Lewis Hamilton was victorious in Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix, the 2020 Formula 1 round 15 held in Sakhir.

Hamilton had his 11th win in the 2020 season.

He won Sunday’s GP in 2 hours 59 minutes and 47 seconds. Red Bull Racing Honda driver Max Verstappen was 1.2 seconds behind Hamilton.

Another Red Bull Racing Honda driver, Alexander Albon made podium, ending the race in Bahrain in the third spot. The difference between the winner and Albon was 8 seconds.

The Round 15 saw a major crash. Haas driver Romain Grosjean escaped death.

Grosjean contacted with AlphaTauri’s Daniil Kvyat as his car was split into two pieces and burst into flames once he plunged into the barriers.

The 34-year-old French driver immediately left his vehicle to survive. Grosjean was taken to hospital by ambulance for minor burns.

The race was stopped for an hour and 25 minutes due to Grosjean’s crash.

Hamilton and his team Mercedes have already clinched the 2020 title.

The next race will be held in Bahrain as well. The Round 16 will be run on Dec. 6.

The Formula 1’s coronavirus-hit 2020 season will end after Round 17 in Abu Dhabi on Dec. 13.

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