“If the guy no longer wanted to drive the race and if I were the team boss, then I would tell him that he will never sit in the cockpit again,” emphasized the 23-year-old Dutchman at the official press conference hours after the Haas driver’s fire accident in Sachir.
Also Hamilton for continuation
Verstappen and world champion Lewis Hamilton were asked whether or not drivers should be given a choice of continuing the race after a shock like Sunday’s in Bahrain. “We’re not the regulatory authority,” replied Mercedes driver Hamilton, who had won the race after the restart. “We’re here to do a job and we rely on the FIA to be safety conscious and we trust them unconditionally, so no, I don’t think so,” he said 35 year old British man.
After a long break and the news that Grosjean is doing well under the circumstances, the race was continued with all 19 remaining drivers.