'I am disgusted and disappointed'
Daniel Ricciardo lashes out at Formula One organisers.
Renault F1 driver, Daniel Ricciardo has slammed F1 organisers for the way they showed Romain Grosjean's crash during the red flag period of yesterday's Bahrain Grand Prix. In an interview after the race, Ricciardo stated that they kept showing the replays "like it's something from Hollywood". Ricciardo, along with other drivers, were horrified that replays of the fireball crash were being shown mere minutes before the restart of the race, many drivers stating "We can wait until after the race for those replays to be shown". During the red flag 4 time world champion Sebastian Vettel was interviewed with a reporter asking if he'd seen the accident, vettel replying "I do not want to watch the replays"
Ferrari F1 driver, Charles Leclerc, watching the replays
On lap one of the Bahrain Grand Prix HAAS F1 driver, Romain Grosjean, suddenly veered right just after turn 3. Kvyat (who was behind Grosjean in his AlphaTauri) then clipped the rear wheel of Grosjean's car, sending it towards the metal armco barrier. On impact, the front half of Grosjean's car went through the barrier, igniting approximately 3 kilograms of fuel. The race was immediately stopped and after a tense few moments everyone found out that Romain was out of the car and appeared to be relatively unharmed. He was taken to the Bahrain Defence Force Hospital for examination, and after further X-rays it was revealed Grosjean had no fractures. Grosjean is currently recovering with second degree burns on his hands and will remain in hospital until Tuesday 1st December. Many drivers showed their support via social media and Romain Grosjean has posted a video on Instagram telling his fans he is okay.
The moment Grosjean hit the barrier. Image: F1
The FIA are launching an investigation into why Grosjean's car ignited in that way with Ross Brawn (Formula One's managing director) describing the crash as 'disturbing'.
Romain Grosjean remained in the cockpit for nearly 30 seconds
HAAS F1 have announced that Grosjean will be taking at least one race off to recover, drafting in Pietro Fittipaldi as his replacement for the Sakhir Grand Prix.