Composing himself, Renault driver Ricciardo then added: “I’m disgusted and disappointed with Formula 1 for showing, or choosing the way to show it as they did and broadcast replays after replays after replays of the fire, his car split in half.
"And then, like that’s not enough, they go to his onboard. Why do we need to see this? We’re competing again in an hour.
"His family has to keep watching that. All our families have to keep watching that. And you’re f*****g with everyone’s emotions. It’s really unfair. It’s not entertainment."
Ricciardo claimed to possessing "a lot of rage" at the graphic broadcast and conceded he still did at the time of speaking a few hours after the incident.
"It was just very, very poorly handled," asserted Ricciardo. "It felt like a game and it’s not.
“We’re lucky he’s here but it could have been a different story. To show it like it’s something from Hollywood, it’s not cool. Choose to do that tomorrow, but not today.”
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