Australian Formula 1 driver Daniel Ricciardo has slammed the TV coverage of a high-speed crash.
French driver Romain Grosjean was lucky to survive a crash at the Bahrain Grand Prix, which saw his car engulfed in flames after it split in half upon impact.
Grosjean climbed out of the car with suspected rib injuries and burns.
Dr Ian Roberts and F1 Medical Car driver Alan van der Merwe discuss those crucial few seconds following @RGrosjean's crash in Bahrain
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Despite the miraculous escape, Ricciardo was still extremely critical of the TV coverage of the crash.
“I want to express my disgust and disappointment with Formula 1,” Ricciardo told Dutch broadcaster Ziggo.
“The way the incident of Grosjean was broadcast over and over, the replays over and over, it was completely disrespectful and inconsiderate for his family, for all of our families watching.
“We’re going to go race again in an hour and every time we look on the TV it’s a ball of fire and his car’s cut in half.
“I mean we can see that tomorrow, we don’t need to see it today.
“For me, it was entertainment and they’re playing with all of our emotions and I thought it was pretty disgusting.
“So hopefully some other drivers have spoke up. But if that’s not how we all really feel then I’d be very surprised.”
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