Ricciardo apologises for “aggressive” and profane criticism of F1’s social media coverage · RaceFans


Daniel Ricciardo has apologised for language he utilized in remarks criticising the editorial strategy to System 1’s spotlight reels on social media that he believes places an excessive amount of emphasis on crashes.

The McLaren driver mentioned he’s “definitely bought to be higher with my alternative of phrases” after being “too aggressive” after expressing his dissatisfaction with System One Administration’s use of crash footage.

“Even when I really feel on the time it may be out of context, I do know that it’s going to get pushed and so I ought to do higher with that,” he mentioned within the FIA press convention on the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix.

However whereas apologising for calling F1’s social channel directors “fucking idiots” in a current interview, Ricciardo stood by his criticism of their output.

“Taking that direct remark away from it, I suppose what I’m making an attempt to get at is I really feel like final yr, for example, was such an incredible yr for F1. There was so many alternative podium-getters. There was a number of thrilling races. I definitely wouldn’t put it below a boring season.

“And I simply felt like there was in all probability extra room to reveal the highs of the game and the good achievements of a number of particular person drivers and particular person performances and a few spectacular overtakes… I felt like there was higher tales to be informed versus simply crashes.

“That is clearly my opinion, however I really feel our sport is best than that. I really feel like we’re higher than simply exhibiting crashes. And I believe there’s different [sports], whether or not it’s different classes or different forms of sport or disciplines, to type of present that stage of highlights.”

Ricciardo added it mirrored badly on the drivers in addition to the F1 model.

“We’re probably the most proficient drivers on the earth and we’re driving these wonderful automobiles. So usually a crash is exhibiting much less of our abilities.

“I simply really feel it’s in all probability the best way the game is perceived, and we’re perceived as drivers. We completely make errors, however I might in all probability spotlight the highs extra if I had inventive management.”

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