Hooked by Stroll, Ricciardo does not lose his temper: “There is no excuse”

In contention for his first points of the season, Daniel Ricciardo was forced to retire in China where Lance Stroll violently hit him during a restart.

Published on 21/04/2024 à 13:44

Gonzalo Forbes

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Hooked by Stroll, Ricciardo does not lose his temper: “There is no excuse”

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Clearly, nothing is going right for Daniel Ricciardo this season. In the tough in recent months, Australia had found a smile again since the start of the weekend and its chassis change for the Chinese Grand Prix. Not far from moving into Q3 on Saturday, beating Yuki tsunoda for the first time in the exercise, the RB driver could hope to be rewarded this Sunday. But Lance stroll and his inattention decided otherwise.

When the race restarted on lap 26, the Canadian completely lost interest in the action in front of him at the turn 14 hairpin and carried Daniel Ricciardo with him. The pilot Aston Martin Even though he pressed his brake pedal hard, he couldn't stop himself from literally lifting the Australian. Although the latter was able to continue, he was finally called back to his stand to abandon. End of hopes for him who could potentially appear in the Top 10.

Stroll penalized, Ricciardo does not mince his words

Unsurprisingly, Danny Ric' did not escape questions about this incident for which Lance Stroll received a 10-second penalty. Almost anecdotal when we see the consequences of this error of judgment. At the microphone of Sky, the Honey Badger appeared angry, pointing the finger at his counterpart who had allowed himself to call him an idiot on the radio while blaming him and calling the sanction a “joke”…

« It's a raise so we don't know what the leader is going to do, begins the Australian. You must therefore always be as vigilant as possible and prepare for all situations. I could see there was a grouping at the hairpin, so everyone slowed down.

The force with which he hits me... He has practically half his car under mine. That's not a bad assessment because he's miles away from me. There's honestly no excuse. The frustrating thing is that I looked at his dash cam and he doesn't even look at me. You can see his helmet, he's looking at the turn rope. I don't know why he doesn't look at the car in front of him, unless his eyes are doing something else. But it seems like he wasn't looking at me and I think it shows [at the force with which he hits me], he was clearly focused on something else."

Although he wanted to remain as calm as possible in front of the microphones to prevent the tension from rising further, Daniel Ricciardo did not manage to completely contain himself. “ I try my best not to say what I want to say, but fuck this guy (sic), he said later. I'm nice too! » Good atmosphere in Shanghai, and we can understand it.

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Gonzalo Forbes

In charge of promotion formulas (F2, F3, FRECA, F4...). Carried by the grace of Franco Colapinto.

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21/04/2024 at 08:34 a.m.

Yves-Henri, this is not good for the WEC.


Yves-Henri RANDIER

21/04/2024 at 05:52 a.m.

A document in the file of the only permanent contract on the set, an intermittent worker who also places the blame on Ricciardo and does not understand the penalty imposed! How long will Stroll Sr continue to cover up the blunders of his offspring! Let him shove it into the WEC immediately and free up a place in F1 for a real driver who will bring in points...


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