McLaren driver Daniel Ricardo explicitly criticized how spectacular accidents brought to the headlines. He does not change his attitude, but regrets his choice.
Daniel Ricciardo received clear words while repeating the recording of the accident several times during a fire accident to then-Haas driver Romain Grosjean in Bahrain last year. The generally cheerful Australians scolded: “The fact that the photos were aired repeatedly was completely inconsistent towards their family and towards our family members who were watching the race.”
“We soon had to run again, and every time we looked at the screen, we saw a fireball and a car that was being torn. The next day you could show it, you don’t have to watch it right away, “Ricardo said angrily,” You played with the emotions of the audience and it’s repulsive. Which was handled very badly. To show that a scene from a Hollywood flick is simply not cool. “
The McLaren driver was not the only person to criticize Formula 1 directors after the Grosgen accident, but according to Ricardo, those responsible have learned nothing from it. The seven-time GP winner recently complained to “Square Mile” magazine: “At the end of last year, ‘Top 10 Moments of the Year’ featured on Formula 1’s social network. Eight of those ten moments were accidents. Was. It shot through my head – you really are fucking idiots! Maybe a twelve year old guy wants to see this kind of stuff, and that’s okay because he doesn’t know any better, But we are not children. Someone has to do better. “
Ricardo now regrets this choice of words. During the weekend of the second race at Imola, he humbly states: “I have to choose my words better, if I can get him back, I’ll be very aggressive.” As long as I have been in this game, I should have known better. “
“But I mean that last year, for example, we had a crazy season with many different podium climbers and many exciting races. And I think the highlight of the game is definitely the different performances. Can be carried out, for example personal demonstrations and strong maneuvers.
“I think there were better stories than accidents, and that’s certainly my opinion, but I think our game is more than just takeoff. We’re the most talented driver in the world and we’re in these incredible cars.” And an accident shows a lack of talent. Of course, we all make mistakes, but I’ll put the spotlight on the real highlight, “said Ricardo.
Provisional formula 1 calendar 2021
March 28: Sakhir, Bahrain
18. April: Imola, Italian
02. Mai: Portimo, Portugal
09. May: Barcelona, Spain
23. Never: Monte Carlo, Monaco
June 6: Baku, Azerbaijan
13. June: Montreal, Canada
27 June: Le Castellet, France
4 July: Spielberg, Austria
18 July: Silverstone, Great Britain
August 01: Budapest, Hungary
29 August: Spa, Belgium
5 September: Zandovort, Netherlands
12. September: Monza, Italian
26 September: Sochi, Russia
03 October: Singapore, Singapore
October 10: Suzuka, Japan
October 24: Austin, USA
October 31: Mexico City, Mexico
07. November: Sao Paulo, Brasilin
21. November: Melbourne, Australian
5 December: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
12. Dezember: Yes Marina, Abu Dhabi
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