Daniel Ricciardo suggested "TVs are going to explode" after the dramatic conclusion to the 2021 F1 world championship.
Red Bull's Max Verstappen clinched his maiden title after a controversial end to the race that saw long-time race leader Lewis Hamilton left defending from the Dutchman with worn tyres after a safety car period.
Confusion reigned, however, with only some of the lapped cars allowed to overtake the safety car, creating a clear path for Verstappen to attack Hamilton, triggering a post-race protest by Mercedes.
Dismissing his own race post-race, McLaren driver Ricciardo said: "The magnitude of my 12th is not so big, the magnitude of the world title and how the safety car did that is completely much bigger.
"I mean, look, just when you think the season could not get any more dramatic, it does."
Jokingly asked whether he has shares in Netflix series Drive to Survive, the Australian replied: "Mate! I don't even know if this is good because I think people's TVs are going to explode, I don't think they can handle that much drama. I don't think the watts on a TV can handle it. It was a lot.
"On one side, I want to congratulate Max, first-time world champ and obviously Red Bull, a team I know very well so I am of course happy for them.
"I can't say that in the same sentence and not say I feel for Lewis because he had the race under control and sometimes it doesn't swing in your favour.
"It didn't only not swing in his favour, it obviously cost him the title. I feel for him, it is a crazy end to the year."