Recently, McLarenes’ Lando Norris and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen have also been forced to apologize for their team radio speeches – although the latter case is not over, the Netherlands has already been complained about at the UN – but other pilots have already been wronged. light that came out of their mouths during the race.
Romain Grosjean, known on the radio as one of the most “hysterical” riders in the field, says it is not good to have conversations on the broadcasts (in fact, they are also available on F1TV).
“First of all: why are they being broadcast ?!” The French responded when Autosport asked if this kind of publicity made their job difficult.
“The cockpit and team radio are the competitor’s own environment, I don’t like the conversations being released. Just imagine what we would hear if they were broadcast from a football field like this! I think that would be even smarter. And so one cannot always speak freely. I need respect. But no one is perfect, neither am I. I’m not that far. ”
“But we must also not forget that we are breaking with 330, pushing the boundaries, aware of the danger. It’s not the same as sitting at home on the couch with a glass of red wine and commenting from the outside, from which everything seems so easy. ”
According to Grosjean, F1 drivers today can’t be honest, either in or out of the car:
“I wish I could be as straight as I am in life. But in today’s world, you always have to be careful what and how we say, this is society today. ”