Daniel Ricciardo is a known critic when it comes to what F1 posts on its social media accounts. He also raised his voice when they kept broadcasting Romain Grosjean’s horrific crash last year at Bahrain again and again.
It seems that the McLaren driver is irked once again.
Ricciardo has made it clear that he feels that F1 only puts up dramatic content which it then tries to glorify, especially when it comes to crashes. He believes that they do this to get more views.
While talking about a particular video, he said, “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.
“I was just like, you guys are f***ing 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 also was not much in favor of how Romain Grosjean’s crash was portrayed in the Netflix series – Formula 1: Drive to Survive.
But he does agree that this series was a game-changer and brought many new fans into the sport.
“I think the first season of Drive To Survive was awesome. I spend some time in the States, and I noticed it literally from one trip to the next.
“It was the first time I started being recognised and people referencing that TV series. So it certainly did us wonders, even – not to talk social media – but numbers on social media went nuts. It did a lot for us and the sport.”
Meanwhile, Ricciardo still has a long way to go till he gets comfortable in his McLaren MCL35M. He sure does have his sights set on the ending.
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