Ricciardo crash replay criticism 'validated' by Marion Grosjean

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Daniel Ricciardo hasn't changed his stance on F1's decision to repeatedly broadcast replays of Romain Grosjean fiery crash in Bahrain, insisting his criticism was "validated" by the Haas driver's wife, Marion.

Ricciardo was incensed by the endless replays broadcasted on F1's screens in the aftermath of the dramatic incident during the race's lengthy red flag period.

The Aussie said the excessively repeated footage was "disrespectful and inconsiderate" for Grosjean's family.

"I guess my stance hasn't changed," Ricciardo said on Thursday. "I felt like once they showed it once and then we'd obviously seen him jump out and get into the medical car, I felt like that was all we really needed to see.

"I felt like it was inconsiderate to his family, but also it was a distraction because every time we'd go into the garage and try and find out what was happening, the only thing that was on was it seemed like endless replays.

"And trying to get the engineer's attention or the mechanics. Everyone was a little bit spaced out or rattled from it all, which is completely understandable.

"I bumped into Romain's wife, Marion and she appreciated my comments and I think that's all the validation I needed."

Formula 1 define its decision to broadcast the footage, insisting it had only done so after it had become clear that Grosjean was out of harm's way and according to its protocols.

Ricciardo was due to meet with F1's chiefs on Thursday and discuss his issue with the repeated replays.

The Renault driver understands that crashes in motorsport garner an amount of interest from fans although he has personally never been attracted to sensational footage.

"For me I was never really into crashes," he said. "You get sent clips and, 'oh, did you see the crashes at the Indy 500 or something?'

"It was never really appealing to me, obviously. Some people love it. Some people love the debris everywhere, but I feel like I'm not 10 years old any more. You know, you kind of grow out of that.

"I think as well, it was a 54g impact and from my understanding, don't get me wrong I'm no doctor but there could be further complications maybe later that evening that we don't know about internally. So it just felt like it was a bit abused."

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