Crash in the Japanese Doctor: That’s what Ricciardo and Albon say / Formula 1

Crash in the Japanese Doctor: That’s what Ricciardo and Albon say / Formula 1

Daniel Ricciardo and Alex Albon were red-flagged after just a few meters at the Japanese GP. The two collided in the third corner and had a short time at the Suzuka Circuit.

Disappointment was written on the faces of all involved in the accident: when Daniel Ricciardo and Alex Albon appeared in front of the media at Suzuka, they looked happy. And for good reason. After all, this year’s Japanese GP was on them before it even started.

After the starting lights went out, the first corners of the Suzuka Circuit were closed. And in the third corner there was an accident: Albon was out of the way, Ricciardo had Lance Stroll’s Aston Martin next to him and pulled out – that’s when his Racing Bulls racer and Williams collided.

They both flew and landed in a pile of tires. Ricciardo sighed afterwards: “The cars that started in front of me on the medium tires looked OK, but Yuki (Tsunoda) and I had a bad start on this circuit and the guys behind us started on the soft tires, they had an easy game. .”

“I was looking for grip and the problems eased a bit in the second corner, but I still lacked the traction to get out. I had an Aston Martin on my left and I was concentrating. Then I went out a bit and collided with Alex,” said the racing driver from Perth.

“Unfortunately, it was a short Sunday and it’s the worst thing that can happen to a driver when you’re still in good shape the day before and then the race ends very quickly. But that’s part of racing, something like that happens often and now I’ll watch Yuki’s race to see what we can learn from this race,” added the Australian, who also went without points in the fourth race of the season. .

Albon said after the early exit: “I had a better start than the guys on the medium tyres, not the best, but I had good traction coming out of the second corner. But then I collided with Daniel and that was it. I don’t think he saw me.”

And the Williams driver insisted: “I tried to get out of the line of fire, but I couldn’t do it fast enough. This is of course very difficult, we are not in the best position when it comes to spare parts. And that is why it is very disappointing, I am very disappointed.”

Japan-GP, Suzuka Circuit

01. Max Verstappen (NL), Red Bull Racing, 1:54:23,566 h
02. Sergio Pérez (MEX), Red Bull Racing, +12.535 seconds
03. Carlos Sainz (E), Ferrari, +20,866
04. Charles Leclerc (MC), Ferrari, +26,522
05. Lando Norris (GB), McLaren, +29.700
06. Fernando Alonso (E), Aston Martin, +44,272
07. George Russell (GB), Mercedes, +45,951
08. Oscar Piastri (AUS), McLaren, +47.525
09. Lewis Hamilton (GB), Mercedes, +48,626
10. Yuki Tsunoda (J), Racing Bulls, +1 Round
11. Nico Hülkenberg (D), Haas, +1 lap
12. Lance Stroll (CDN), Aston Martin, +1 Round
13. Kevin Magnussen (DK), Haas, +1 Lap
14. Valtteri Bottas (FIN), clean, +1 lap
15. Esteban Ocon (F), Alpine, +1 Round
16. Pierre Gasly (F), Alpine, +1 Round
17. Logan Sargeant (USA), Williams, +1 Round
Guanyu Zhou (RCH), Sauber, Elektrik
Alex Albon (T), Williams, Crash
Daniel Ricciardo (AUS), Racing Bull, Crash

World Championship Standings (after 4 out of 24 Grands Prix)

the driver
01. Verstappen 77 points
02. Perez 64
03. Leclerc 59
04. Sainz 55
05. Norris 37
06. Plate 32
07. Russell 24
08. Alonso 24
09. Hamilton 10
10. Walk 7
11. Tsunoda 7
12. Oliver Bearman (GB) 6
13. Hulkenberg 3
14. Magnussen 1
15. Alboni 0
16. Zhou 0
17. Ricciardo 0
18. Okon 0
19. 0 gas
20. Bota 0
21. Sergeant 0

Builders Cup
01. Red Bull Racing 141 Punkte
02. Ferrari 120
03. McLaren 69
04. Mercedes 34
05. Aston Martin 33
06. Running Bull 7
07. Especially 4
08. Williams 0
09. Sauber 0
10. Alpine 0