Daniel Ricciardo already penalized for the next Grand Prix

Found guilty of a safety car offense, Daniel Ricciardo is already guaranteed to move back onto the grid in Miami in two weeks.

Published on 21/04/2024 à 14:58

Gonzalo Forbes

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Daniel Ricciardo already penalized for the next Grand Prix

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Definitely dark Sunday for Daniel Ricciardo on the Shanghai side. Hit and forced to abandon by a Lance stroll inattentive, the RB driver was also summoned by the race management after the finish of the Chinese Grand Prix. Indeed, the Australian was heard in another case: that of a potential overrun on Nico Hulkenberg under safety car regime.

Heard by the commissioners, the former Renault ultimately did not escape punishment, a few hours after experiencing terrible disillusionment. “ The driver of car 3 (Daniel Ricciardo) admitted that he had overtaken car 27 (Nico Hülkenberg) deliberately, but explained that he thought he could do so because car 27 had already passed him under speed. safety car on lap 28. We note that car 27 was allowed to pass car 3 on lap 28 under article 55.8, can we read in the official document. There was no justifiable reason for car 3 to overtake car 27 while the race was run under Safety Car »

Found guilty, Daniel Ricciardo received a 10-second penalty. Unable to be served due to the abandonment of the person concerned, this was transformed into three penalty places on the grid for the next race in which he will participate. This will therefore be applied during the Miami Grand Prix (May 3-5). Luckily, it's a Sprint weekend so it won't impact the Grand Prix itself. Note that the Australian also had 2 points removed from his license, bringing his total to 2 out of the 12 he held until then.

The official FIA document

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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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