Daniel Ricciardo: “Couldn’t have done anything different” / Formula 1

Daniel Ricciardo: “Couldn’t have done anything different” / Formula 1


Daniel Ricciardo started the last phase of the safety car on lap 47, which led to a controversial discussion. He describes the early end from his perspective.

Basically, Daniel Ricciardo could no longer be touched. On lap 47, the engine died without much warning between Lesmo’s two corners – and the Australian race came to an abrupt end. “A stupid, sad ending,” as he put it.

Problem: “I got stuck in gear and couldn’t shift into neutral. Then I tried to shift because I thought it would be safer there.” Ricciardo wanted to use the emergency exit from his McLaren.

“But when I stopped, that’s it, I got out of the car wanting to go down the road. However, there were fences everywhere and I had to jump on the Tecpro and find a gap somewhere,” he said.

A stuck gear then also delayed the rescue, ending the race under the safety car, which caused controversy.
Ricciardo almost apologized: “I couldn’t have done anything differently.”

For him it was another frustrating finish, the twelfth zero this year. Eighth place was possible, he had managed to keep Pierre Gasly in the AlphaTauri behind him until the last moment.

“I could tell how frustrated he was. With these cars you can stay close, but it’s difficult to pass. I did everything I could not to make mistakes and put him behind. I realized he’s faster. I wasn’t happy with the pace, it was hard to push. I thought we’d be in the top eight , that’s a good result,” Ricciardo said.

Instead, he got nothing. again. “Unfortunately, 2022 is a sad year for me in terms of racing, but it is what it is.”

Italian doctor, Monza

01. Max Verstappen (NL), Red Bull Racing, 1:20:27.511 h
02. Charles Leclerc (MC), Ferrari, +2.446sec
03. George Russell (GB), Mercedes, +3.405
04. Carlos Sainz (E), Ferrari, +5.061
05. Lewis Hamilton (GB), Mercedes, +5.380
06. Sergio Perez (MEX), Red Bull Racing, +6.091
07. Lando Norris (GB), McLaren, +6.207
08. Pierre Gasly (F), AlphaTauri, +6.396
09. Nyck de Vries (NL), Williams, +7.122
10. Guanyu Zhou (RC), Alfa Romeo, +7.910
11. Esteban Ocon (F), Alpine, +8,323
12. Mick Schumacher (D), Haas, +8.549
13. Valtteri Bottas (FIN), Alfa Romeo, +1 lap
14. Yuki Tsunoda (J), AlphaTauri, +1 Rde
15. Nicholas Latifi (CDN), Williams, +1 lap
16. Kevin Magnussen (DK), Haas, +1 lap
outside
Daniel Ricciardo (AUS), McLaren, engine trouble
Lance Stroll (CDN), Aston Martin, Energy Recovery
Fernando Alonso (E), Alpine, loss of water, engine overheats
Sebastian Vettel (D), Aston Martin, energy recovery

Championship status (after 16 of 22 races)

the driver
01. Verstappen 335 points
02. Leclerc 219
03. Perez 210
04.Russell 203
05. Sainz 187
06.Hamilton 168
07. Norris 88
08. Okon 66
09. Alonso 59
10. Botta’s 46
11. Gas 22
12. Magnussen 22
13. Hag 20
14. Ricciardo 19
15. Schumacher 12
16. Tsunoda 11
17.zhou 6
18. Walk 5
19. Albon 4
20. De Vries 2
21. Latifi 0
22. Nico Hulkenberg (D) 0

Builders Trophy
01. Red Bull Racing 545 points
02. Ferrari 406
03.Mercedes 371
04. Alpine 125
05. McLaren 107
06. Alfa Romeo 52
07. Haas 34
08. Alpha Tauri 33
09. Aston Martin 25
10. Williams 6