‘That was f***ing stupid – they want to kill us or what?’: Romain Grosjean rages after being caught up in a horror smash that saw the Tuscan GP red-flagged after Valtteri Bottas was slow to restart behind safety car
- Romain Grosjean has accused Valtteri Bottas of ‘trying to kill us’ at the Grand Prix
- Grosjean said on Sunday: ‘That was f****** stupid from whoever was at the front’
- The Tuscan Grand Prix was then red flagged after a dramatic four-car pile-up
- The unusual accident was sparked after Antonio Giovinazzi crashed early on
The Tuscan Grand Prix was red flagged after a dramatic four-car pile-up on the seventh lap at Mugello.
The unusual accident was sparked after Antonio Giovinazzi crashed into the back of Williams driver Nicholas Latifi at the restart following a safety car period.
McLaren’s Carlos Sainz then hit Giovinazzi sending the Alfa Romeo driver temporarily into the air.
Romain Grosjean has accused Valtteri Bottas of ‘trying to kill us’ after there was a major crash
The Tuscan Grand Prix was red flagged after a dramatic four-car pile-up on the seventh lap
Haas driver Kevin Magnussen was also caught up in the accident with all four cars sent into the barriers.
The drivers involved walked away unscathed but Romain Grosjean was furious with leader Valtteri Bottas for driving too slowly at the restart.
“That was f****** stupid from whoever was at the front,” the Frenchman yelled over the radio.
“They want to kill us or what? This is the worst thing I have ever seen.”
Bottas had assumed the lead from pole-sitter Lewis Hamilton after the world champion made a poor start.
Max Verstappen of Netherlands and Red Bull Racing and Pierre Gasly of France crash out
The safety car was issued after just two corners when Max Verstappen and Pierre Gasly, last week’s surprise winner at the Italian Grand Prix, ended up in the gravel.
It meant that by the end of lap nine, six drivers had retired from the race with the red flags out for the second grand prix in as many weeks.
Formula One is racing in Mugello for the first time to mark Ferrari’s 1,000th Grand Prix.
Red Bull’s Verstappen in the gravel trap after crashing out at the start of the Tuscany race
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