Ricciardo responds sharply to Villeneuve: “All these people can go to hell”

Target of criticism from Jacques Villeneuve, Daniel Ricciardo did not hesitate to respond to him, just after his best performance of the season in qualifying.

Published on 09/06/2024 à 14:41

Gonzalo Forbes

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Ricciardo responds sharply to Villeneuve: “All these people can go to hell”

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« Why is he still Formula 1 ? We've been hearing the same things for four or five years: “We have to make the car better for him” No, you're in F1. Maybe [a team] can make the effort to Lewis Hamilton, who has won world championships, but she won't do it for a driver who isn't up to the task. If you're not up to it, go home and someone will take your place. » These words spoken by Jacques Villeneuve at the microphone of Sky Sports F1 had the merit of waking up Daniel Ricciardo in Canada.

Obviously, the media outing of the 1997 world champion stung the Australian. In tough times since the start of the season and while Red Bull has just ended his dream of a comeback by extending Sergio Pérez, Danny Ric' reacted on track by signing a very good 5th place in qualifying, his best result of the year outside of Sprint (4th in Miami).

With Jacques Villeneuve's statements still in the back of his mind after qualifying, Daniel Ricciardo did not hesitate to draw the line, responding curtly to the former driver.

« I heard he talked shit, but he never stops, launches the RB driver. I think he must have hit his head a little too often. I don't know if he plays ice hockey or something else. I won't give him his moment of glory, all these people can go to hell. I'd like to say more, but we might as well leave it behind. » One thing is certain, Daniel Ricciardo and Jacques Villeneuve will not be going on vacation together this summer. Now we'll see if the Canadian will rekindle a move soon...

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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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