Ricciardo ‘Disgusted & Disappointed’ With F1’s Coverage Of Grosjean Crash

The Renault driver was critical of F1 for repeatedly broadcasting the terrifying incident from different angles on the world feed.

Many F1 drivers sent their well wishes to Romain Grosjean following the Bahrain GP and commended the safety measures put in place which allowed him to walk away from the horror crash he suffered on lap one.

Renault driver Daniel Ricciardo was grateful for Grosjean being able to escape without serious injury, but he also voiced his frustration at how F1 chose to broadcast “replays after replays after replays” of the incident.

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Ricciardo made it clear that reliving the crash was not good for anyone’s anxieties during the red flag, asking “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 […] it’s not entertainment.

“I had a lot of rage. I still do,” Ricciardo went on to say. “It was just very, very poorly handled.”

“To show it like it’s something from Hollywood, it’s not cool. Choose to do that tomorrow, but not today.”

Ricciardo believes he is not the only driver to be upset with the situation’s handling, adding: “hopefully some other drivers have spoken up. But if that’s not how we all really feel then I’d be very surprised.”

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