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McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo shouts Romain Grosjean crash coverage

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It had appeared Daniel Ricciardodisgust towards Formula 1 Officials had relaxed after exploding on the board for his glorification of Romain Grosjean’s horror crash, but that is clearly no longer the case.

Western Australia was left bubbling as Formula 1 launched an avalanche of reruns of the Bahrain Grand Prix crash that defied Grosjean’s death last year, calling his reaction to the incident “disgusting.”

The 31-year-old’s explosion drove him to December meeting with Ellie Norman, Formula 1 Marketing and Communications Director, to discuss crash coverage, leading sports enthusiasts to believe that the tensions had eased.

But an interview with British lifestyle magazine Square Mile conducted this week revealed that Ricciardo’s anger at the general coverage of accidents continues to simmer.

Horrific fireball crash in Bahrain F1 GP

“I think last year F1 posted on their social media, like ‘Top 10 times of the year’ or something like that, and eight of the 10 were accidents,” Ricciardo said.

“I was just like, ‘You are f — ing idiots. Maybe 12 year olds want to see that kind of content.’ And that’s cool because they don’t know any better, but we’re not kids. Do better, guys. Do better than that. “

Grosjean’s Haas car burst into a fireball at 225 kilometers per hour on the first lap of the Bahrain Grand Prix, and although the Frenchman miraculously survived the crash, he had to see a psychologist in an attempt to ‘tame his demons.

The 34-year-old also suffered horrific burns to both hands, which he revealed in social media posts from his hospital bed.

But despite the terrifying scenes, reruns of the crash were played on repeat as Grosjean’s rivals, including Ricciardo, waited by the side of the track for emergency teams.

Formula 1 also posted images of the crash on social media.

“The way the Grosjean incident aired over and over, reruns over and over again – it was completely disrespectful and reckless to his family, to all of our families watching,” Ricciardo said following the accident at the end of last year.

“We’ll be back in the race in an hour and every time we watch TV it’s a fireball and his car is cut in half.

“I mean we can see it tomorrow; we don’t need to see it today.

“For me it was entertainment and they play with all of our emotions and I thought it was pretty gross.”

Formula 1 defended its decision at the time to go through reruns of the crash, arguing that officials only started showing footage once they were certain Grosjean was alive and in good hands .

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