Ricciardo heads to Ferrari HQ to offer Sainz apology

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Ricciardo heads to Ferrari HQ to offer Sainz apology

Daniel Ricciardo paid a go to to the Ferrari hospitality centre to apologise to Carlos Sainz, after the pair collided on the primary lap at Imola.

The McLaren and Ferrari drivers went into the primary chicane at Tamburello aspect by aspect in moist circumstances on Sunday and, whereas each vehicles have been nearly capable of match across the nook, Ricciardo tagged the within kerb and was despatched far sufficient off-line to clip Sainz’s rear-left tyre and ship him into the gravel.

The Australian was capable of escape and get again to the pits with injury, however he was unable to make his approach again by means of the sphere and recuperate any factors from the weekend – whereas Sainz’s qualifying struggles have been compounded with a second consecutive race retirement.

Ricciardo felt disenchanted to “spoil” one other driver’s race, and went to increase an apology to the Spaniard.

“What occurred from reminiscence was I received onto the kerb, I do know it’s going to bottle up sooner or later, so tried to present myself just a little bit extra space,” Ricciardo stated within the media pen after the race.

“However I believe as quickly as I received onto it, I simply began sliding straight off it after which slid up into the monitor, and clearly then went into Carlos.

“I’ll see if I might have executed something totally different. It’s robust since you go slower into Flip 1, you be extra cautious after which somebody’s going to in all probability do the identical to you, otherwise you would possibly put your self in a extra sandwiched place.

“I went into [Turn] 1 feeling prefer it was all below management. Clearly it wasn’t, however for now I’ll go and see Carlos and apologise.

“It’s not enjoyable to spoil your day but additionally another person’s, so a kind of days.”

Sainz will really feel like he’s develop into a bit too acquainted with gravel lately, after getting beached in Australia and being unable to get himself out of bother on the primary lap at Imola both.

However when it got here to his incident with Ricciardo, the 27-year-old was measured in his response and felt that unhealthy luck was a think about how his race was ended prematurely.


“I didn’t get the most effective of begins along with Charles [Leclerc]; we have to analyse what occurred there in the beginning,” he stated to Sky Sports activities F1 afterwards.

“[We’d] desire to have had begin however we nonetheless managed to get cleanly into Flip 2, and for some cause I believe Daniel went into the kerb, left him loads of house however I believe he should have misplaced the entrance of the automobile and ran into me, with the unfortunate state of affairs that I received caught but once more within the gravel. So nothing actually I might have executed otherwise there.”


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