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Ericsson hits back at 'disrespectful' Grosjean

  • Published on 18 Apr 2016 14:02
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  • By: Rob Veenstra

Marcus Ericsson has hit back at "unprofessional" rival Romain Grosjean after the Chinese grand prix. After two dream points finishes for the brand new Haas team, Frenchman Grosjean endured a nightmare weekend in Shanghai.

He slammed "ridiculous" Pirelli tyre pressures and, on the occasion of his 30th birthday on Sunday, collided with Marcus Ericsson and reportedly confronted the Swede afterwards. "Romain ran up to me and called me all sorts of words," Ericsson, who drives for Sauber, told the Swedish tabloid Aftonbladet.

"He said that I was an idiot, I'm blind -- (Grosjean was) not behaving like a mature adult. He shouted at me, I told him to calm down but he didn't want to. Instead he went and said the same thing to journalists. I think it's immature, unprofessional and disrespectful," said Ericsson. "He was probably upset about a bad race, but to hear this from the driver who was suspended (in 2012) for dangerous driving, I think it's a little strange," he said. (GMM)

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  • Ouch!

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    • Apr 18 2016 - 14:08
  • I may be a Swede, but Im with Ericsson on this. The collision wasnt his fault, it was a racing incident, and if anything, Grosjean was the one who ran into him. However, Grosjean is far from what he was in 2011-2012, though I dont like how he frequently blame other drivers ("He hit me! He hit me!" anyone?).

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    • Apr 18 2016 - 15:26
  • f1dave

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    This is NASCAR type behavior.

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    • Apr 18 2016 - 17:59
    • khasmir

      Posts: 893

      HOORAH!!! :)

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      • Apr 18 2016 - 19:31

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