A furious Daniel Ricciardo criticised Formula 1’s coverage of Romain Grosjean’s crash in the Bahrain Grand Prix.
“I’m firstly happy that that he’s OK from it, from what I saw,” said Ricciardo. But the Renault driver vehemently criticised F1’s decision to show many replays of the crash subsequently.
“I’m disgusted and disappointed with Formula 1 for showing or choosing the way to show it as they did, and broadcast replays after replays after replays of the fire, and his car split in half. And then, like that’s not enough, they go to his onboard.
“Why do we need to see this? We’re competing again in an hour. His family has to keep watching that. All our families have to keep watching that. And you’re fucking with everyone’s emotions. It’s really unfair. It’s not entertainment.”
Ricciardo said he “had a lot of rage” at the time and still did after the race was over.
“It was just very, very poorly handled. It felt like a game and it’s not.
“We’re lucky he’s here but it could have been a different story and to show it like it’s something from Hollywood, it’s not cool. Choose to do that tomorrow, but not today.”
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