Ricciardo Isn’t Happy At F1 For Constantly Promoting Clips Of Crashes On Social Media – WTF1
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Ricciardo Isn’t Happy At F1 For Constantly Promoting Clips Of Crashes On Social Media

Daniel Ricciardo is certainly not afraid to say what he thinks. However, many have been left surprised at his brutally honest view on F1’s content team and their obsession with crashes in the championship.

During a recent interview with Square Mile, Ricciardo opened up about how he thought F1 had previously handled the crashes seen in 2020.

“I think last year, F1 put on their social channels, like, ‘top 10 moments of the year’ or something, and eight of the ten were crashes,” he told Square Mile.

“I was just like, you guys are fucking idiots.

“Maybe 12-year-old kids want to see that kind of content, and that’s cool because they don’t know any better, but we’re not kids.

“Just do better, guys. Do better than that.”

Ricciardo is not someone who has shied away from calling F1 out when he disagrees with something they’ve done. Last year, after Romain Grosjean’s horror crash in Bahrain, Danny Ric plainly expressed his “disgust and disappointment with F1”.

“The way the incident of Grosjean was broadcast over and over, the replays, it was completely disrespectful and inconsiderate for his family, for all our families, watching,” he told Ziggo Sport.

“We are going to [be going] racing again in an hour, and every time we look at the tv, it’s a ball of fire and his car is cut in half.

“We can see that tomorrow. We don’t need to see that today.

“For me, it was entertainment, and they are playing with all our emotions, and I thought it was pretty disgusting.

“Hopefully, some other drivers have spoken up, but if that is not how we all really feel I will be very surprised.”

What do you think about Ricciardo’s thoughts on the need to show so many crashes from F1? Let us know in the comments below.

4 thoughts on “Ricciardo Isn’t Happy At F1 For Constantly Promoting Clips Of Crashes On Social Media

  • Well, he’s correct. I agree. Highly disrespectful. It didn’t worry me enough at the time — both the crash repeats and that ‘top ten’ — so I’m grateful to him for helping my insight into what’s right and what’s wrong.

    That it’s exciting to watch is a poor argument at best (F1 can afford the drop in income leaving it out would have incurred). And at worst, that explanation hints at institutional carelessness towards drivers, their families and those who become a bit more inured to the potential horror on display.

    That’s something F1 says it abhors as part of its drive towards ever better safety….

  • It’s not just crashes either. Whenever something vaguely interesting happens during a race weekend, the F1 YouTube channel just milks it dry. That’s how mass media works I’m afraid. When Hamilton got his puncture on the final lap of the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix, they released a Part 2 to their “Top 10 most dramatic finishes in F1 history,” which nobody asked for and nobody really wanted

  • I mean… Top 10 battles of 2020, top 10 ovetakes of 2020, stories behind drivers numbers and more? If He means that 2020 Bahrain Red flag Romain Grosjean crash replays, what should they do for that 30 minutes? Going to look at scared drivers, which are just standing around? I know its disrespectful, but atleast i was analysing that crash and people, which just gone to the WC could watch it, when they were replaying it, Its all about continue watching from viewer, because He should get bored. But ive got his point, they should do different broadcasts on circuit and for rest of the world. Sorry for my english, im not from english speaking country.

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