Sebastian Vettel’s dissatisfaction on the overtaking move in the first corner by Daniil Kvyat wasn’t the only sourness between drivers at the Chinese Grand Prix, with Marcus Ericsson unimpressed with the behaviour of Romain Grosjean after the pair collided.
Both drivers were caught up in the first corner accident which claimed both Ferrari drivers, Lewis Hamilton and the sister Sauber of Felipe Nasr. Grosjean broke Ericsson’s wing in the process, but went on the attack of the Swedish driver after the race, in a rant to both Ericsson himself and the media.
A quote from Ericsson in the Swedish publication Aftonbladet said, “I told him to calm down but he did not, but he said I was a “f * cking c * nt” and then he went out into the world press and told them too.
“I think it’s immature, unprofessional and disrespectful.
“I do not know, he was well frustrated after making a bad race. It’ll surely come from him also that has been off for dangerous driving and was about to get the suspension of licenses, it feels a little strange”
On the day of his 30th birthday, Grosjean endured the worst race of the season in his short Haas career after finishing the first two races in the points.
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