McLaren confirms that flooring injury incurred in his conflict with Pierre Gasly on Sunday compromised Daniel Ricciardo’s race.
The conflict occurred on the restart following the protection automotive interval led to by Nikita Mazepin’s early demise.
Whereas teammate Lando Norris was capable of get previous the AlphaTauri cleanly on the restart, Riccardo and the Frenchman clashed, destroying the Frenchman’s entrance wing and sending him huge within the course of.
Whereas Gasly instantly pitted for a brand new wing, Ricciardo continued, and although capable of end seventh, at race finish the Australian was clearly annoyed.
“I wasn’t that impressed with my race,” he admitted. “We could not discover the tempo, so each time I attempted to get a bit extra out of it, it wasn’t actually there, however I believe there’s a lot to take from the race, a lot to be taught from. If what I felt was an OK race ended with a P7, we’re trying alright.”
Nevertheless, the group subsequently revealed that the Australian had incurred flooring injury within the conflict, thereby costing Ricciardo treasured downforce.
“Publish-race we discovered injury to Daniel’s flooring from the influence of Pierre working into the again of his automotive originally of the race,” stated group boss, Andreas Seidl.
“The extent of harm price a substantial quantity of downforce,” he added. “Regardless of the efficiency loss Daniel used his expertise to deal with the problems and rating necessary factors for the group.”