Daniel Ricciardo stated he felt vindicated for his feedback about Components One’s replays of Romain Grosjean‘s crash when the Frenchman’s spouse, Marion, personally thanked him for what he stated.
Ricciardo was disgusted the protection of Grosjean’s fiery crash on the Bahrain Grand Prix final weekend, from which the French driver miraculously walked away. After the race, Ricciardo stated the choice to indicate limitless replays of the crash and Grosjean’s escape from the flames was like “Hollywood.”
Grosjean, who returned to the paddock on Thursday, suffered burns to each palms, which has sidelined him for this weekend’s Sakhir Grand Prix. Ricciardo stated there have been no certainties over the Haas driver’s situation when the replays in query have been being proven.
“I suppose my stance hasn’t modified,” Ricciardo stated. “I felt like as soon as they confirmed it as soon as after which we would clearly seen him bounce out and get into the medical automobile, I felt like that was all we actually wanted to see.
“I felt prefer it was thoughtless to his household, but additionally it was a distraction as a result of each time we would go into the storage and try to discover out what was occurring, the one factor that was on was it appeared like limitless replays.
“And making an attempt to get the engineer’s consideration or the mechanics. Everybody was slightly bit spaced out or rattled from all of it, which is totally comprehensible.
“I ran into Romain’s spouse, Marion and he or she appreciated my feedback and I believe that is all of the validation I wanted.”
Ricciardo went on to query the will to observe a high-speed racing accident.
“For me I used to be no means actually into crashes. You get despatched clips and, ‘oh, did you see the crashes on the Indy 500 or one thing?’
“It was no means actually interesting to me, clearly. Some folks find it irresistible. Some folks love the particles all over the place, however I really feel like I am not 10 years previous anymore. You already know, you sort of develop out of that.”
Ricciardo stated he has organized a gathering with the related folks at F1 to elaborate on his considerations.
Haas driver Kevin Magnussen additionally had fears of inside accidents for his teammate, saying he was nonetheless involved about Grosjean’s well-being when the replays have been being proven.
“At that affect, with that velocity into the barrier… I’ve had a reasonably large affect myself [in the past] and I might really feel in that affect, it would not take much more earlier than I might have issues internally.
“I used to be simply getting nervous and hoping that he can be tremendous, despite the fact that he jumped out of the automobile. That interval within the stoppage, it was fairly horrible.”
Requested the way it felt to race after what he had watched, Magnussen stated: “It did not fairly really feel proper to return and race after that.
“You out of the blue get up from this dream world the place you stroll round considering nothing goes to occur. You see a crash like that and out of the blue it turns into actual. To get again within the automobile after, it did not fairly really feel proper.”