Russian rookie Nikita Mazepin of Haas crashed out of the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday on flip three of the opening lap. The crash revived recollections of an identical accident on the identical nook final season, additionally on the opening lap, when his predecessor Frenchman Romain Grosjean made a dramatic escape after his automobile burst into flames after going into the obstacles. Mazepin badly bent the entrance wheels on his automobile, however he escaped unharmed.
The race was paused for a Safety Car intervention for 2 laps with the competition resuming on lap 4.
The race distance had already been trimmed to 56 laps due to Sergio Perez’s Red Bull automobile suffered an influence failure on the formation lap, requiring him to recuperate after which begin from the pit lane.
On the re-start, AlphaTauri’s Pierre Gasly misplaced his entrance wing after a conflict with McLaren new boy Daniel Ricciardo whereas rookie Mick Schumacher spun off at Turn Four – a Virtual Safety Car (VSC) was deployed briefly.