Australian Grand Prix: Ricciardo pays for costly crash in Formula One qualifying

Posted on Mar 25 2017 - 1:04pm by admin

Sparks fly from beneath the car as Red Bull's Australian driver Daniel Ricciardo takes part in the qualifying session for the Formula One Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne on March 25, 2017

Daniel Ricciardo made a pricey error that ended in a crash within the last frenetic degrees of qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.

house hero Daniel Ricciardo was once crestfallen after a expensive error ended in a crash within the remaining frenetic tiers of qualifying Saturday to push him down the grid for the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.

Australia's big hope used to be seeking to put up a quicker time within the ultimate Q3 stage when he lost control of his red Bull at flip 14.

His RB13 automobile sustained extensive rear harm when he crashed into a barrier upfront ending his qualifying and suspending the ultimate session while his automobile was cleared from the observe.

Ricciardo will begin tenth on the race grid to continue a run of wretched good fortune at his residence grand prix where he is in quest of to transform the race's first Aussie winner in 37 years.

he is lining up for his sixth crack at the race in Melbourne on Sunday, after inserting fourth closing 12 months, his best possible efficiency but.

In 2014, Ricciardo crossed the line 2d behind Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg, but cruelly he was once disqualified for breaching gasoline principles.

"I'm physically okay, but emotionally it's difficult. as a minimum (the crash) didn't happen in Q1," Ricciardo advised newshounds.

"We made a gigantic step forwards in Q2 however the lap in Q3 used to be a little bit messy after which turn thirteen caught me out. There was once no approach of catching that and saving it.

"I misplaced in going into flip 14. It happened quick, I may feel rear was once starting to come around.

"i attempted to seize it but it came over, and as the results of extra downforce and extra grip, whilst you lose it it's a lot more violent and aggressive, so it caught me out.

"i would have loved to be (within the) top five moderately than 10th."

Ricciardo has gained 4 races from 109 GPs, however he mentioned past in the week that a win in Australia would prime them all.

"If any individual may win just one race, they would at all times say their house (race)," he stated.

Alan Jones was the final Australian to win his residence grand prix in 1980, when he was once additionally the final Australian to win the world title.

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