Sky Sports coverage of the 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix has been nominated for a BAFTA Television award.
For those who are unaware what the BAFTA awards are, they are the British equivalent of the American Academy awards. Getting nominated for a BAFTA award is a big achievement, and one which Sky Sports has managed to accomplish.
The 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix was, of course, the scene of Romain Grosjean’s fiery crash which saw the car split in two and go through the Armco barriers in a 67g impact. Grosjean escaped with minimal injury, but the race was red-flagged and suspended for almost an hour.
The race goes up alongside the England v France Nations Cup round, England v West Indies in cricket, and the London Marathon. It’s not the first time an F1 race has been nominated for a BAFTA. ITV took three straight BAFTA wins from 2006-08, and the BBC took the 2010 one for its coverage of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.