Daniel Ricciardo apologizes for his harsh comments in the previous interview but still sticks with his opinions on social media.
The 31-year-old Aussie showed disagreement about mostly showing crashes in ‘top moments of the year’ video and even called the social media and their strategies as f**king idiots.
However, in a recent interview, Ricciardo mentioned his regret for using such harsh and unprofessional words in a public interview. But he still maintained distaste in only portraying a driver’s failure or crashes to promote the sport and claims F1 racers got more to show in their arsenal.
The McLaren driver further asserted his views, “I feel like we are the most talented drivers in the world and we’re driving these amazing cars. So normally, a crash is showing less of our talents. We absolutely make mistakes but I would probably highlight the highs more if I had creative control.
“I’ve apologized, I would obviously take back, let’s say, at least the language from those comments, but that was overall my opinion of what I would do if I had a chance to direct it a little bit.”
Daniel Ricciardo and his views on social media
The Honey-Badger has previously mentioned how the media uses negativity to promote Formula One. As recently, the Netflix documentary, ‘Drive to Survive Season 3’ showcased a non-existent enmity between the Aussie and former McLaren driver Carlos Sainz.
Ricciardo further stated in a fun way to hate the Spaniard’s dressing sense otherwise he got no issues with the young talent. The Australian further added there might be drivers he dislikes but not Sainz.
The Australian driver reported, “There wasn’t any personal grudge with him, but I think [Netflix] wanted something, so a lot of questions led with asking about Carlos. Maybe no one noticed, but for me, I was like, he’s fine. I’ve probably got other guys that I dislike, you know, as opposed to Carlos… I mean, he dresses like a 60-year-old, but otherwise, he’s alright.”
Ricciardo showcased some excellent driving in the 2021 season-opener at Bahrain, finishing at P7. Meanwhile, the Ferrari driver Sainz finished at a place higher at P6.
The Honey-Badger will again go behind the McLaren MCL35M at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix on Sunday, April 18. We might even witness the Honey-Badger performing his infamous ‘shoey’ ritual on the Imola podium.
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