Australian driver disagrees on how F1 was promoted on social media
Daniel Ricciardo has criticized the “idiots” behind Formula 1’s business strategy, for displaying accident images on their social media accounts.
Ricciardo was not happy with a montage of the best moments of 2020, including several crashes, and said that it is not something that adults want to see. It is not the first time that the Australian has launched against this type of images.Daniel Ricciardo was critical of the way F1 is promoted on social media. Getty
Last year, Ricciardo noted that he was “disgusted” with F1 for the way it played with replays of Romain Grosjean’s accident during the Bahrain Grand Prix. The McLaren team driver likened the coverage to something from Hollywood.
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Ricciardo has returned to speak on a similar topic in an interview with the magazine Square Mile.
“I think last year F1 put on their social media ‘the 10 best moments of the year’ or something like that, and eight of the 10 were crashes, “criticized Ricciardo.
“I was like, ‘You guys are fucking idiots.’
“Maybe 12-year-olds want to see that kind of content, and that’s great because they don’t know any better, but we’re not kids.”
“Do better, guys. Do better than that.”
Season of F1 continues with the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at the Imola circuit on April 18.
Ricciardo this year went from Renault to McLaren. In his first race with the Woking organization, Daniel finished seventh, behind his British teammate Lando Norris.
For the first time since 2010 F1 did not start in Australia. That race has been postponed in the calendar and it will be until November that the Perth driver can shine in front of his team.