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Live Reporting

Gary Rose

All times stated are UK

  1. Post update

    OK time for us to wrap things up on an strange and dramatic day in F1.

    After three hours we finally managed to crown a race winner in Lewis Hamilton but the most important thing was Romain Grosjean being able to walk away from that crash.

    That's all from us. Sign up to the chequered flag podcast below for all the reaction to the weekend. See you later.

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  2. 'The way he walked away was incredible

    Williams driver George Russell: "If the halo had not been there it could have been a different outcome. The way he walked away was incredible. Safety has moved along so much, so we can only be grateful."

  3. 'It shouldn't have failed like that'

    Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel: "I haven't looked at the images a lot, mainly because I didn't want to, but a grand prix car and barrier are not supposed to fail like that. It shouldn't fail and the car shouldn't catch fire in that fashion, so I don't know what happened there."

  4. 'It was scary'

    AlphaTauri's Daniil Kvyat, whose car clipped Romain Grosjean's before the crash, said: "At first I was angry that he had turned across me in the way he did, but that changed as soon as I saw the flames and what happened in my mirrors. I was really worried. It was a scary moment. I was hoping he was OK. I'm glad he is OK. It just reminds you that what we do is dangerous."

  5. 'The halo saved Romain'

    F1 Managing Director Ross Brawn, speaking to Sky Sports: "The fire was worrying, the barrier coming apart was worrying, but we can be happy with safety of the car.

    "We haven’t seen anything like that for a very long time, but the barrier splitting normally results in a fatality. The halo saved the day and it saved Romain.

    "There was controversy in including it initially, but there can’t be any doubt now - hats off to those pushed for its introduction.

  6. 'I had no idea an F1 car could break that way'

    Pierre Gasly, speaking about Romain Grosjean's crash: "It was horrible, when I saw the images I was shocked. It was really scary but I had no idea a Formula 1 car could break that way. The halo really proved to be working. I have text him to wish him a good recovery. I think he is fine but a really scary thing."

  7. Post update

    Jennie Gow

    BBC Radio 5 live pit-lane reporter

    A really nice note here. A French journalist has received a message from Jules Bianchi's mum. It says: "They introduced the halo after my son's accident and now the halo has saved Romain's life today. This is great. I'm glad that he is OK."

  8. 'I was definitely feeling it'

    Lewis Hamilton

    More from Lewis Hamilton after his 11th win of the season: "It was physically very demanding. With the break we had at the beginning - you get into a mindset of going out and getting a good start - but with that 45-minute wait we had, it is so easy to step out of the zone.

    "They (the Red Bulls) had a lot of speed today so I was flat out all the way trying to keep them at bay.

    "It's physical, this track has always been physical. We've got lots of high-speed corners so I was definitely feeling it.

    "I managed to just about reply to him (Max Verstappen) when I needed to but I was sliding around a lot out there and I wasn't really quite sure how it would play out at the end.

    "So I'm massively thankful to my team. They did a great job with the strategy and what a privilege it is to get another result like this."

  9. Get Involved #bbcf1

    Hamilton wins dramatic Bahrain Grand Prix

    Deanna Troi: This race has drained me.

    Rob Colley: Today has been a dramatic Grand Prix.

  10. 'I'm so grateful the halo worked'

    Winner Lewis Hamilton on the Romain Grosjean crash: "It was such a shocking image to see. When I get in the car I know I am taking risks. I respect the dangers that are in this sport. I posted about it during the break because it is horrifying. The car, the cockpit. I don't know what Gs he pulled but I'm just so grateful the halo worked.

    "It could have been so much worse but I think it is a reminder to us and hopefully to the people that are watching that this is a dangerous sport. We are out there pushing to the limit and playing with the limit but you always have to respect it.

    "It shows what an amazing job Formula 1 has done, the FIA has done for him to be able to walk away from something like that.

    "But it will be investigated and they will do an awful lot of work to make sure something like that does not happen again."

  11. 'Second isn't too bad'

    Max Verstappen, who finished second: "It was scary [the Grosjean crash].

    "We saw a red flag, which doesn't mean it's immediately a bad thing. I saw a lot of fire and thought that is not a good thing. Luckily he is OK and hopefully he will recover."

    On his race today: "I was lacking a bit. I tried to keep close but they were ahead and we didn't have an answer and we didn't really go aggressive enough with the strategy, we also had a slow pit stop. It is what it is. Second isn't too bad.

    "Hopefully we can find a little bit more pace [next week] and we'll see again."

    Max Verstappen
  12. 'A step forward'

    Third-placed Alexander Albon: "It was obviously a bit of luck with what happened to Sergio (Perez). He had a good race, but the guys did an amazing job to get the car ready.

    "A double podium for us and I'm happy.

    "I felt the last few races getting better and better and results not showing so this is a step forward for us. All good."

    Alex Albon
  13. Get Involved #bbcf1

    Hamilton wins dramatic Bahrain GP

    Tanya: Happiest today is Grosjean!

    James: Respect to the entire field for continuing to race after what happened to Grosjean on the first lap. Can’t have been easy.

    Just Mick: Otmar Szafnauer with his head in his hands looks like a man who just missed out on a Christmas bonus.

    Lena Hunter: Heartbroken for Perez, but happy for Albon.

  14. The rest

    11) Kvyat

    12) Russell

    13) Vettel

    14) Latifi

    15) Raikkonen

    16) Giovinazzi

    17) Magnussen

    18) Perez

    Retired: Perez, Stroll, Grosjean