Saudi GP marshal removed after wishing accident for Hamilton

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In a shocking social media post, a Saudi Arabian Grand Prix marshal wished for Lewis Hamilton to be involved in a fiery crash like the one Romain Grosjean had at the 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix.

In a reply to a social media post featuring an image of Lewis Hamilton, a Saudi Arabian Grand Prix marshal wrote he wishes for Lewis Hamilton to be involved in a crash similar to the one Romain Grosjean had at the 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix.

The Frenchman was lucky to escape after flames engulfed his car, following a brutal crash into the barriers.

“I hope [Hamilton] has an accident like Romain accident in Bahrain,” wrote the marshal in Arabic.

After SunSport made the FIA aware of the incident, the race organizers announced the marshal had been removed.


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The marshal later apologized and said he has withdrawn from his position.

“I offer my apologies to the Saudi Motorsports and Motorcycle Federation,” he wrote in Arabic.

“And for driver Lewis Hamilton. On my previous tweet, I announced my withdrawal from the race.”

Taking this incident into consideration, as well as the missile attack that happened on Friday, it’s not surprising that after Qualifying Hamilton told French television that he was “looking forward to going home”.

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