AN F1 marshal who “hoped” Lewis Hamilton would suffer a fiery crash similar to Romain Grosjean has been forced to quit working at the Saudi Arabian GP.
It is a staggering development which will only heighten tensions surrounding this race, which has been plunged into doubt by a missile attack on a nearby fuel depot.
Lewis Hamilton is in action in Jeddah this weekend
Roman Grosjean was involved in a terrifying smash back in 2020
Posting on Twitter as @Heem4U, he replied to an image of Hamilton and wrote in Arabic: “I hope he has an accident like Roman (sic) accident in Bahrain.”
Grosjean suffered a huge smash in 2020 in Bahrain where his Haas caught fire and was lucky to be pulled from the wreckage.
Saudi Grand Prix to GO AHEAD despite terror attack 6 miles from circuit
In another message in Arabic outlining Hamilton’s desire to help change Saudi Arabia’s human rights, the same account replies: “The Saudi authorities do not respond to dogs.
“If a person saw him, they would have responded to him.”
He has since apologised to Hamilton and wrote again in Arabic on Twitter, and announced he was leaving the race.
He wrote: “I offer my apologies to the Saudi Motorsports and Motorcycle Federation.
“And for driver Lewis Hamilton.
“On my previous tweet, I announced (sic) my withdrawal from the ring [race].”
This weekend’s event is still set to go ahead, despite yesterday’s terror attack just SIX miles from the Jeddah circuit.