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F1 driver Romain Grosjean describes ‘the moment I realized I was going to live’ after fiery crash

All things considered, Haas driver Romain Grosjean appears to be in good spirits. The Formula 1 racer miraculously survived a fiery crash at the beginning of Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix, and he’s been posting frequent and positive updates on social media about his recovery.
On the first lap of Sunday’s race, Grosjean made contact with Daniil Kyvat before slamming into the track barrier, and his car was torn in half as it exploded into flames. Truly a horrifying sight.

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Romain Grosjean walks away from horrific, fiery crash at Bahrain Grand Prix

Haas F1 driver Romain Grosjean was involved in a terrifying accident on the first lap of Sunday’s Formula 1 Grand Prix that left his car ripped in half and engulfed in flames, but the French driver was fortunately able to get out of his car and hop over a safety barrier away from the wreckage.
As drivers jockeyed for position soon after the start of the race, Grosjean veered across the front of Daniil Kyvat, made contact and was turned directly into a barrier after Turn 3.

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Grand Prix of Tuscany has wild start with two massive crashes in the opening six laps

The Grand Prix of Tuscany got off to a bizarre start on Sunday morning when a few races’ worth of crashes took place within the opening six laps.
By the eighth lap, nearly a third of the drivers in the race had retired due to wrecks — Verstappen and Gasly were done almost right away, with Latifi, Magnussen, Giovinazzi and Sainz all joining them.
The first wreck took place in an opening corner. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen struggled with power coming out, but found himself in the middle of the pack into the corner.

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Charles Leclerc thankfully walks away from terrifying crash at Italian GP

Charles Leclerc thankfully was able to walk away from a truly scary crash at the Italian GP on Sunday.
The race was briefly suspended after the Ferrari team member lost control of his car at the Autodromo Nazionale in Monza, Italy. Leclerc, who won this race last year after starting in the pole position, started P13 in the race.
The 22-year-old driver had fought his way all the way up to fourth following a restart when he slammed into the wall.
It marked a disastrous day for Ferrari at their home track.

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Formula 1 star Lewis Hamilton dedicates his pole position to Chadwick Boseman

Saturday morning has already brought a number of tributes and dedications to Chadwick Boseman after his tragic death was announced on Friday night.
One of the most notable ones so far was from Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton. Hamilton learned the news when he woke up on Saturday morning and was devastated like the rest of us.
On Saturday morning he paid tribute to Boseman after taking his 93rd career F1 pole at Spa for the Belgian Grand Prix. After he finished, he said he dedicated the pole to Boseman and did the Wakanda salute in his honor.

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Lewis Hamilton calls out F1, teams for lack of commitment to anti-racism

Lewis Hamilton won Formula 1’s Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday for his second consecutive victory. But that’s not what he wanted to focus on afterward.
The Mercedes driver called out F1, its teams and its drivers for not taking the anti-racism fight seriously and for the lack of leadership, which he noted was on display as drivers looked disorganized before Sunday’s race in their attempt to unite for a pre-race gesture.

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Formula 1: Starting order for the 2020 Hungarian Grand Prix

After a doubleheader in Austria, the 2020 Formula 1 season shifts to Hungary, where Lewis Hamilton will try to win at the Hungaroring for a record eighth time in his career.
Hamilton, who is chasing teammate Valtteri Bottas in the points standings, took pole position for the seventh time in his career on Saturday, setting a new lap record in the process. A win on Sunday would match Michael Schumacher’s record for most Grand Prix wins at a single track (8 at Magny-Cours in France).

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10 powerful photos of Lewis Hamilton, 13 other Formula 1 drivers kneeling before Austrian GP

The 2020 Formula 1 season officially started Sunday with the Austrian Grand Prix, nearly four months after the season was originally scheduled to begin before being delayed by the global COVID-19 pandemic.
During the hiatus, Lewis Hamilton emerged as a leader among F1 drivers and figures by speaking out against racism, joining protests against police brutality and racial injustice and creating his own commission to help increase diversity in motor sports.

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Ranking every Formula 1 car’s 2020 livery

Formula 1 is back, with the 2020 season finally beginning this weekend in Austria – but which team has the best-looking car?
We first saw these cars take the track for testing in Barcelona back in February, but defending champions Mercedes have since made a major change to their livery to make a statement on social issues. Earlier this week, Mercedes unveiled it’s all-black 2020 car as a part of a public pledge to stand against racism and discrimination. The result is stunning.
Here’s a ranking of every Formula 1 team’s 2020 livery, starting with the worst on the grid.

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5 predictions for the 2020 Formula 1 season

The coronavirus pandemic halted the 2020 Formula 1 season just as it was about to begin in Australia, but cars will finally return to the track this weekend in Austria for the first Grand Prix of the year.
Formula 1 is still working with a makeshift schedule, having only announced eight races at this point, and will kick off the year with back-to-back races at the Red Bull Ring. The 2020 season will be one of the most unique we’ve ever seen, but there are still a few things we can be certain of.

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