Formula 1 has rejected criticism from drivers like Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo of the repetition of the fire scenes from Romain Grosjean’s accident in Bahrain.
A spokesman for the motorsport premier class told the Internet portal “motorsport.com” on Monday: “No repetitions of an accident will be shown until there is consent and confirmation from the race management / Fia that all persons (drivers, marshals, doctors, etc. .) are safe. Repetitions were only started afterwards. “
Strict protocols are always followed.
Vettel: “There are people who would like to see scenes like this”
Ferrari driver Vettel suspected that people would like to see scenes like this. “Otherwise the director or whoever is editing wouldn’t show it over and over again. People like accidents, sometimes they forget that we are behind the wheel, ”said Vettel.
Ricciardo: “Completely disrespectful and inconsiderate towards the family”
After the crash on Sunday, Renault driver Daniel Ricciardo complained that he wanted to express his “disgust and disappointment” with Formula 1.
“The way they showed the Grosjean incident over and over, the repetition, it was completely disrespectful and inconsiderate for his family, for all of our families who watched.” Grosjean survived his accident largely unscathed.
Termination of race? Max Verstappen takes a clear position
After the horror accident at Grosjean, Red Bull driver Max Verstappen took a clear position on the behavior of a racing driver after such an accident.
Verstappen would have had no sympathy for a Formula 1 driver who would have decided not to continue racing after an accident like that of Romain Grosjean in Bahrain.
“If the guy wasn’t racing and I was the team boss, then I would tell him that you will never sit down in the seat again,” said the 23-year-old Dutchman at the official press conference hours after the Haas driver’s fire accident in Sakhir.
Hamilton: “We’re here to do our job”
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 are not the regulatory authority,” replied Mercedes driver Hamilton. “We’re here to do a job and we rely on the Fia (World Automobile Federation) who are safety conscious and we absolutely trust them, so no, I don’t think so,” said the 35-year-old.
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After a long break and the news that Grosjean is doing well given the circumstances, the race continued with all 19 remaining drivers. Hamilton won the race, ahead of the second placed Verstappen and his teammate Alexander Albon. (sid / fab)