Daniel Ricciardo’s stance hasn’t changed.
The Australian Renault driver, who lashed the F1 for its decision to show endless replays of Romain Grosjean’s horror crash, will now meet with the organisation for talks over how the situation was handled.
“There was the offer [to talk] and I will take that offer up today,” said Ricciardo, via motorsport.com.
“Obviously after the race I was still, let’s say, not only a bit heated but then had to dissect my own race, and I didn’t feel it was the right time.
“So I will hear them out today and obviously hear the reasons and go from there. So I’m happy to hear. I’m happy to be educated.”
Grosjean returned to the Formula One paddock and met his rescuers on Thursday just four days after his dramatic escape from a fireball crash during last Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix.
The French driver, whose Haas car split in half and burst into flames when he crashed on the opening lap, and his wife Marion were greeted warmly by the American team.
And according to Ricciardo, a conversation with Grosjean’s wife “was all the validation” he needed as he looks to move on from the incident.
“I guess my stance hasn’t changed,” he said. “I felt like once they showed it once and then we’d obviously seen him jump out and get into the medical car, I felt like that was all we really needed to see.
“I felt like it was inconsiderate to his family, but also it was a distraction because every time we’d go into the garage and try and find out what was happening, the only thing that was on was it seemed like endless replays.
“And trying to get the engineer’s attention or the mechanics. Everyone was a little bit spaced out or rattled from it all, which is completely understandable.
“I bumped into Romain’s wife, Marion and she appreciated my comments and I think that’s all the validation I needed.”
Speaking after Ricciardo’s initial complaints that saw the Australian label the move “cold-blooded” and “pretty disgusting”, an F1 spokesman told motorsport.com: “Firstly, at F1 this isn’t about entertainment and a few procedures and protocols are in place before any decision to run a replay is made.
“Following an accident, all onboards, helicopter feeds etc are cut. There are direct comms between race control and the broadcast centre.
“No footage is shown until there is confirmation that the driver is OK. On this occasion at this point F1 showed Romain with the ambulance, helmet off and walking with aid. No replays of an accident are shown until there is approval and confirmation from race control/FIA that all persons are safe (driver, marshals, doctors etc). Replays then started.
“The context of what a viewer sees and hears with the commentary is important, with them talking about the safety of Romain, the halo, FIA safety improvements, and updates from the medical centre. There is constant dialogue between F1, FIA /race control, and sound judgment on viewers, families and those affected.”
Grosjean is not taking part in this weekend’s Sakhir Grand Prix and was resting and healing at a hotel where his wife joined him following his release from hospital on Wednesday.