DANIEL RICCIARDO has had a tough begin to the 2022 season and has suffered one other setback in FP2 on the Monaco Grand Prix.
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Daniel Ricciardo has crashed throughout the second apply session for this weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix. The McLaren star misplaced management of his automobile on the tough flip 13/14 swimming pool chicane earlier than placing the armco barrier.
The Australian had a snap of understeer in flip 13 which put him barely off line. Ricciardo tried to catch the slide however his overcorrection despatched him into the wall at round 130mph.
The influence threw off his entrance left tyre and three particles over the racing line. His automobile got here to relaxation on the tec-pro barrier at flip 15. The crash introduced out the crimson flag however Ricciardo was completely high-quality and returned to the storage.
His race engineer reassured Ricciardo moments after the shunt, confirming the workforce would be capable to repair the harm forward of qualifying tomorrow. They stated: “I am glad you are okay, we’ll repair the automobile do not panic.”
Ricciardo responded: “Yeah, understood. I will clarify after I get again.”
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Daniel Ricciardo crashed in FP2 (Picture: Twitter / F1)
The session resumed after marshals had been on observe to brush away the worst of the harm. Nonetheless, moments after the session resumed Williams driver Nicholas Latifi moaned that there was nonetheless some particles on the racing line.
The accident comes simply hours after F2 star Jake Hughes suffered an identical incident on the similar nook. The British driver misplaced management by means of the chicane after placing the within at flip 13 and dropping his entrance wing. He was then powerless to regulate the automobile which collided with the wall.
Sportscar star Alex Brundle defended Hughes after the shunt, claiming the kerb on the within of flip 14 was responsible for the incident.
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McLaren are assured the automobile could be repaired (Picture: Getty)
He stated: “I used to be simply right here a few weeks in the past for the historic, one among my mates driving a historic Nineteen Eighties F1 automobile stated ‘goodness me that kerb on the left hand aspect within the swimming pool that orange raised half actually chucks the automobile in direction of the surface and the second kerb’.
“He’s had a nasty bump mid nook there, taking off in direction of the wall.”
Ricciardo has struggled in opposition to team-mate Lando Norris to this point this season and lies eleventh within the drivers’ standings. The previous Pink Bull star has scored simply 11 factors this season in comparison with Norris’ 39.