2020 was a Formula One motor race that took place on the main ‘Grand Prix Circuit’ layout on the Bahrain International Running Tour in Sakhir, Bahrain, over 57 laps on 29 November 2020, and was also known as the Gulf Air Bahrain 2020 Formula 1 Grand Prix.
The race was the fifteenth round of the 2020 Formula 1 World Championship, and Bahrain hosted the sixteenth round of the Formula 1 World Championship.
This is also Bahrain’s first backward Formula One event in 2020, with a second race called the Sakhir Grand Prix taking place on the same site a week later, although on another circuit called the ‘Outer Circuit or’ Bahrain Oval ‘colloquially.
Romain Grosjean suffered a serious accident that led to a fire and a split in two of his Haas VF-20. Grosjean escaped with minor injuries.
Initially scheduled for the second round of the chapter on 22 March 2020, in response to the COVID 19 pandemic, the event organizers were told that no visitors were allowed to participate in the course. The event was organized on 22 March 2020. On 13 March 2020, the race was indefinitely delayed.
It was postponed for the second time after the 2011 Bahrain Grand Prix. Instead the company was awarded a virtual sports Grand Prix on 22 March 2020 with the participation of race drivers, famous individuals, and sports racer Guanyu Zhou.
The Bahrain Grand Prix was confirmed in August, on 29 November 2020. Because of COVID-19, the organizers announced that the Grand Prix would be held behind closed doors. Local authorities have provided special dispensations in order to allow local health workers to take care of their families.
The riders and teams, without any additional drivers, were the same as the entry list for the season. Roy Nissany was replaced by George Russell at the first Williams Route practice session, and Robert Kubica drove for Alfa Romeo Racing instead of Kimi Räikkönen.
On Friday, Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas and Racing Point driver Sergio Pérez were unrepresented in daylight conditions.
Hamilton also won the second session, Max Verstappen won the second, and Bottas won the third session. The second part of the session was flagged with a red flag twice: the Red Bull driver emerged from Alexander Albon’s last corner for the first time, and the other was an errant dog walking along the path. The dog went off the circuit unharmed, escaping through a gap from the Marshall stations.
For the rest of the event, after its FP2 crash, Albon received a new chassis. In the third (and final) practice session, Verstappen was fastest on Saturday, ahead of Hamilton and Bottas.
Romain Grosjean crashed into a roadside barrier on the first lap, with Daniil Kvyat on the right side of turn 3. Grosjean split the car in half and burst into flames.
Grosjean was able to flee the wreck without assistance and was immediately greeted by medical care. Alan van der Merwe, the medical car driver, said he had slightly burned his hands, ankles, and ribs.
But Grosjean only suffered subsequently confirmed hand burns without broken bones. Kvyat hit Lance Stroll on the restart of the race, with the latter driver’s Racing Point car standing on top. Late in the race, Perez withdrew from the third position with an engine failure and encouraged Albon to be the hero.