Hamilton wins 11th F1 race of the season as Grosjean escapes nasty crush.

Lewis Hamilton took his 11th victory of the season in a Bahrain Grand Prix notable for a violent, fiery crash by Haas driver Romain Grosjean.

Grosjean was taken to hospital with burns to the back of both hands after his car pierced the barriers on the first lap.

The burning Haas was trapped sideways in the barrier, with nearly 30 seconds passing before Grosjean climbed clear as medical crews rushed to help.

Haas team boss Gunther Steiner says no decision has yet been made as to who will drive at the Sakhir Grand Prix in Bahrain next weekend.

He says he wants to speak to Grosjean first on Monday to see how he feels and move on from there.

The last time an F1 car split in two was at Monaco in 1991. The last time one caught fire in a crash was at Imola in 1989. And you have to go back to the 1970s to find accidents in which cars pierced barriers in such a way.

On both occasions, at Watkins Glen in the USA in 1973 and 1974, the drivers, Francois Cevert and Helmut Koinigg, were killed.

Hamilton was in control throughout to beat Red Bull’s Max Verstappen.

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