lewis hamilton won, his thoughts were with grosjean. 20 drivers came to bahrain and 20 lived to drive again. joe wilson, bbc news. well, the former formula 1 driver joylon palmer has driven with romain grosjean when he was a test driver for lotus. i spoke to him earlier and asked how crucial safety measures like the halo system were in saving grosjean's life? from the looks of it, early on, it looks like it was critical, to be honest. i have to say, when i saw the car going live, it was shocking. the crash was so bad. as soon as he hit, you just... your heart sinks at this moment. and i was team—mates with romain before. and i know him well and you just are desperate that he gets out. and
the fact he could get out is huge testa m e nt to the fact he could get out is huge testament to formula i's safety. the ca i’s testament to formula i's safety. the cars now, they are safe. it did not break into two, he was able to get out of the car in short time. and when the cars on fire like it was, then it isjust and when the cars on fire like it was, then it is just as well. i mean, the medical staff were praised for getting him out safely, as you just mentioned, but how lucky is romain to have walked away from such an horrific crash? incredibly lucky. you would hate to see a crash like this again because the outcome could be very different. the way he has veered off to the right, and the car went through the barriers. i have not seen that in modern formula i, the car rip through the barriers. fla mes flames engulfed the car. the car was in two. when you realise that he is still basically trapped with the barrier, in the survival cell of the car, in his seat, in the bit that is really on fire, it is incredible that he got
out so quickly. i think halo, yes, was really helpful in not letting him get hit by the barrier but then also giving him a bit of wriggle room to get out. really scary looking crash, but something i think fia and formula i will be looking into, to make sure it doesn't happen again. and also, as i'm sure you're aware, there are procedures drivers have to get through to get out of the car in that situation. yeah, at the start of every year, the drivers have got to get out of the car and put the steering wheel back on in about ten seconds. it is a process the fia do as a safety check to make sure that, if you need to get out in a hurry, you can, and this is all because they're strapped in so tightly. the cockpit‘s really tight. sometimes you cannot get your knees out from the bulkhead of the car. you want to chase performance but the safety needs to be there. when grosjean hit the wall, the g he has hit is absolutely
enormous, mainly 50 g. from 140 mph down to zero. he is shaken up at that, but then there was fire all around you, and the fact that he could get out so quickly is testament once again to safety procedure and also fireproof clothing. he was in there for enough and looks to have got out relatively unscathed. yeah, fortunately only minor injuries for roman grosjean. let's take a look at the other sports news stories making the headlines. ireland beat georgia 23—10 in the autumn nations cup in dublin. hugo keenan going overfor this try in the first half. ireland finishing in second place in pool a. they'll play scotland in the third placed play—off next weekend. world champion ronnie 0'sullivan suffered a shock defeat to world number 66 alexander ursenbacher in the second round of the uk championship. the rocket was beaten 6—5 in milton keynes. danish golfer emily perderson continued her incredible run on the ladies european tour. she won the tour‘s showpiece final event — the open de espania — by four shots.
she's the first player to win three consecutive events on the tour since 1989. in the premier league, arsenal are hosting wolves in the late game. the game had to be paused after a clash of heads between arsenal's david luiz and wolves‘s rauljiminez. luiz is back on with a bandage around his head, but medics had to takejiminez off on a stretcher. it did look serious and we will keep you updated on his condition. after 30 minutes, it's1—1. pedro neto with the first goal for wolves — moments later, gabriel equalised. in the early game, it was an incredible turnaround for manchester united. they came from 2—0 down to beat southampton 3—2 at st mary's. two of the goals coming from man of the match edinson cavani. nesta mcgregor was watching.
manchester united went into this looking for their eighth consecutive away league when. ironic it was southampton‘s number eight, james ward—prowse providing the assistant saw them go behind. being the international then curled in this effort to put the saints 2—0 up. it led to united's spanish goalkeeper david de gea receiving treatment for a bruise like and maybe a bruised ego. with 0le gunnar solskjaer at the well, it has sometimes been a bumpyjourney. he decided united needed a fresh front tyre. 0n came up edinson cavani and it proved to be an inspired move. the uruguayan first made one for bruno fernandes. and when heading the ball has been widely debated this week, he headed not once, but twice. he is one of the very best added. manchester united choosing to do with the hard
way but moving in the right direction. both chelsea and tottenham had the chance to go top of the premier league, but neither could score in their match against each other at stamford bridge. it was goaless after 90 minutes as ben croutcher reports. this season, chelsea and tottenham have done well to bridge the gap to the top of the premier league. spurs only need a point to return there. an early glimpse with the early effort. timo werner did of these to score chelsea's chance, only for the assistant referee to chalk it off. the referee was being generous with his cards, as this game became a bit tougher to watch. there was not too much wrong with the crossing at the bridge. there was, however, with the final product. it fell flat. even when a long—awaited shot on target arrived about an hour after the last one,
hugo lloris was equal to it. these are two of the highest scoring teams in the league. not today, though. 0livier giroud's finishing latch today. winning this one proved a bridge too far for both teams. some sad news to bring you now and, after a long illness, the former portsmouth and fulham midfielder papa bouba diop has died at the age of 42. diop was part of the senegal side that shocked world champions france in the opening game of the 2002 world cup. he scored the only goal in the shock 1—0 win. diop was also a crucial part of harry redknapp‘s portsmouth side that won the fa cup in 2008. holders celtic have been knocked out of the scottish league cup, ending their dominance of domestic cup competitions. they lost 2—0 at home to ross county, with the goals coming from ross stewart and alex iacovitti, to increase the pressure on manager neil lennon.
things much easier for rangers, though. steven gerrard's side cruised through to the quarterfinals after they thrashed league one falkirk 4—0. exciting day for some in the fa cup with nine fixtures — several having to go to extra time. yesterday, we told you about marine, the merseyside club from the eighth tier of english football given special dispensation by the government to train during lockdown. they were playing hava nt and waterlooville. it was 0—0 at the end of normal time, so it went to extra time and it all came down to this free kick. the captain niall cummins managed to get his head on the end of it somehow, diving into the goal. and just look at those celebrations! it means that they could now face the likes of liverpool or manchester united in the next round. congratulations to them. ijust got a glimpse of it coming over, and i thought,
i can attack this. and i seen the seven whiting to do something like a bicycle kick. and i thought, i'm getting one in the mush here. went in that direction, it hit me in the back and, fortunately, it has gone in. it was a lucky goal. i will take it. it's the last minute and they're not going to reply in that time. stockport county are another non—league team into the hat for round 3. this was another game which also went to extra time after finishing 2—2 after 90 minutes. but connorjennings got the winner for the national league side. 3—2 the final score. and league one leaders hull city were knocked out by league two strugglers stevenage on penalties. stevenage keeper jamie cumming the hero, saving sean mcloughlin‘s penalty. stevenage going through 6—5. plenty more goals from today's ties on the bbc sport website. to cricket now. england wrapped up a series win over south africa, after they beat the hosts by four wickets in their second t20 international in paarl. the home side looked like they had
the match in their grasp until a crucial half century from dawid malan won the game for england. austin halewood watched the action. as far as settings for cricket go, paarl is definitely up there. and had fans been allowed in, they would have enjoyed south africa's start as well as the scenery. captain quinton de kock getting his side off to a flyer. but that was as good as it got. jofra archer broke the opening partnership shortly after and it south africa never really recovered. two wickets from adil rashid keeping them on the back foot as they struggled to a modest 146—6. the series was there for the taking, but south africa had other ideas. first, jos buttler, thenjonny bairstow, england's hero from the first game back down to earth with a bang. and then came ben stokes. he was third to go, top edging to the keeper. but with time and wickets running
out, dawid malan steadied the ship. the world's best batsman in the format, who went to schooljust down the road, with a confident half century. as england edged to a series win. austin halewood, bbc news. after all the hype and controversy, 54—year—old mike tyson's return to the ring ended in a draw against royjones jr in los angeles. thejudges couldn't separate the two former heavyweight world champions in their eight—round exhibition fight. afterwards, tyson said he'd changed and now wanted to do charity work. i'm capable of helping a lot of people less fortunate than myself. that is what i'm capable of doing, all over the world. in a perfect world, i'm a missionary, in a perfect world. what i'm doing in the ring, i realise what i'm doing is a gift not only for myself. before it was always about me, the hot chick, and the planes and the boat.
it doesn't do it for me any more. nice to hear. that is all for now from sportsday. more on the website. bye for now. hello again. there was some sunshine earlier today across more south—western parts of the uk, but these areas will see some dense patchy fog overnight. pretty grey and gloomy actually, elsewhere, mind you. and cold at the moment in north—east scotland. but we've got the wind picking up, cloud and rain moving down from the north—west, so temperatures will probably tend to rise. ahead of that, temperatures will be around 5 or 6 degrees. we've got rain in the morning across northern ireland as well as scotland, into northern england, heading into north wales. as that rain moves southwards, it's going to be very light and patchy. it will be misty and murky for a while across southern areas. but then, after the rain clears away from scotland, we get some cooler air moving in — that means some sunshine at least. elsewhere, with the cloud, patchy rain, temperatures mild —
10 or 11 degrees. a chilly start, though, for east scotland, north—east england on tuesday. maybe a frost to begin with. it's going to be a cold day as this cloud comes back in from the atlantic, but we hang onto some sunshine across the midlands, east anglia and the south—east. not a bad day here. 0ut towards the west, in the cloud, temperatures in double figures.
this is bbc news. the headlines at eight... the foreign secretary says the government is "listening" to conservative mps who are unhappy with the latest coronavirus restrictions for england. having a vote on the regulations injanuary, with them sunset in february if that doesn't pass again, i think is the right combination of accountability and transparency with taking the measures that the public need now. diego maradona's doctor is investigated for possible negligence after his family raise questions about his care. president trump says he will continue to fight the results of the us presidential election, telling fox news his "mind will not change in six months". the french formula 1 driver romain grosjean escapes a huge crash