Taking out Carlos Sainz on the opening lap of the Emilia Romagna GP, Anthony Davidson has labelled Daniel Ricciardo’s mistake “embarrassing”.
Racing for place on the opening lap, Ricciardo mounted the within kerb at Tamburello and went sliding into Sainz’s Ferrari.
Each automobiles had been off within the gravel however whereas the McLaren driver was in a position to rejoin the race in final place, Sainz was out of Ferrari’s first residence race of the season.
Ricciardo was fast to apologise to the Spaniard and his Ferrari mechanics, heading to the workforce’s hospitality centre to apologize.
Davidson, nevertheless, feels it’s an incident that ought to by no means have occurred within the first place.
“It’s a mistake that shouldn’t be occurring at this type of stage and it’s a mistake that Carlos Sainz wasn’t anticipating from somebody normally as polished and as skilled as Daniel Ricciardo,” Foxsports quotes the the previous driver turned Sky pundit as having stated.
“To finish a Ferrari driver’s race on lap 1, I’d be making a fast exit if I used to be him.
“I can inform by his physique language he was embarrassed. It’s good that he went and apologised to Carlos. It shouldn’t be occurring.”
Nico Rosberg was a good bit kinder calling it a racing incident though one which Ricciardo was liable for.
“It’s okay,” stated the 2016 World Champion. “However I did see Daniel perform a little little bit of a snap mid-corner, so pushing a bit of bit an excessive amount of and it was him who drifted in direction of Carlos.
“I’d see the fault a bit of bit extra on Daniel, but it surely’s okay to place it down as a racing incident.”
Sainz revealed that Ricciardo had spoken with not solely him however in entrance of all his Ferrari mechanics when he got here to apologise.
“The mechanics had been all with me and all of us thanked him for the gesture,” stated the 27-year-old.
“That’s why there’s no exhausting emotions with Daniel.
“What occurred with him might have occurred to anybody on the market at present however sadly it needed to occur to me. It’s how it’s.
“The incident has actually no thriller to it. What occurred may be very clear to everybody.”
Ricciardo completed the grand prix in 18th place, dropping to P11 within the Drivers’ Championship, whereas Sainz’s second DNF in succession meant he fell to fifth within the standings.