The 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix has been included on the list of nominees in the Sport category alongside England V France: The Final of Autumn Nations Cup, England v West Indies Test Cricket and the 2020 London Marathon, with the winners announced on 6 June.

Last year’s Bahrain GP was remembered best for Romain Grosjean’s huge fiery crash that caused the race to be suspended on the opening lap as the Haas driver speared into the barriers at Turn 3.

The force of the 119mph, 67G impact with the barriers caused Grosjean’s car to split in two before it quickly became engulfed in flames.

Miraculously, the 34-year-old Frenchman was able to escape his wrecked Haas after spending 27 seconds in the blaze.

Grosjean spent three days in hospital in Bahrain for treatment to burn injuries sustained to his hands before he was discharged to continue his rehabilitation from his home in Switzerland.

The 10-time podium finisher was forced to miss what was supposed to be the final two races of his F1 career as a result of his injuries. After leaving F1 at the end of 2020, Grosjean has since made his racing comeback in the IndyCar series in America.

F1 has been victorious at the BAFTAs before, with ITV picking up three straight wins for its coverage of the 2006 Hungarian Grand Prix, 2007 Canadian Grand Prix and 2008 Brazilian Grand Prix.

BBC Sport also won a BAFTA for its coverage of the 2010 title-deciding Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

 

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