FIA makes changes to Bahrain barrier after Romain Grosjean crash

FIA makes changes to Bahrain barrier after Romain Grosjean crash

Grosjean is now recovering from injuries sustained in the terrifying accident on the opening lap of last Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix, where he escaped an impact with the barrier of 137 miles per hour and a fire that engulfed the monocoque.

The Haas driver then jumped out of the auto and emerged unscathed from the inferno of his destroyed vehicle, apart from minor burns to his hands.

World champions Mercedes would be willing to organise a private test session for Romain Grosjean next year if his injuries rule him out of a return to the cockpit in time for next weekend's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Ricciardo spoke to F1's head of marketing and comunications Ellie Norman and was happy with how the discussions went and that she was receptive to the point he originally made. I chatted for half an hour with Ellie and she went through a lot of stuff, and I gave my feedback.

"I will always understand they don't accept it but I say it is very selfish, it's what I need, and what I want to do".

'For me, it was entertainment and they're playing with all of our emotions and I thought it was pretty disgusting'.

Ricciardo said one issue discussed was warning viewers before such dramatic images are replayed.

'I felt like once they showed it once and then we'd obviously seen him jump out and get into the medical auto, I felt like that was all we really needed to see, ' Ricciardo told Motorsport.com.

"Then the feedback afterwards, I think Ross Brawn mentioned there is something like that, or there is a bit of a context in place". It was productive they did not attack me or anything like that, so was quite a worthwhile thing.

The Renault driver stated, "Once they showed [the crash] once and then we'd obviously seen him jump out and get into the medical vehicle, I felt like that was all we really needed to see".

"I think as well, it was a 54g impact and from my understanding, don't get me wrong I'm no doctor but there could be further complications maybe later that evening that we don't know about internally".

"That question of getting back in the auto? But I just wanted them to consider everything going through what we have to go through as well".

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