Some drivers were not happy with the fact that the images of Romain Grosjean’s crash were repeated over and over again during the red flag situation. They had to get back in the car 45 minutes later.
Continue or not?
Sebastian Vettel admitted that at such a moment doubts arise as to whether or not you should step in. “Certainly for me,” he said to Motorsport-Total.com. “You’re a human being. We love what we do and that comes first, but even if you take into account what can happen you probably underestimate it.”
Charles Leclerc also revealed it is hard to get back into the car after. “It’s always difficult to get back in the car after something like that, but it’s the best we could do. We need our full concentration on the track, but it was hard to get it back into focus.”
Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff said that in a situation like this, it’s an option to pull the team out of the race. “If he had been injured worse, God forbid, we probably would have pulled out. Health and life are more important than a sporting event.”