Daniel Ricciardo: “After the touch against the wall, I saw my career finished”


The two pilots of Red Bull, the two faces of the coin. While the australian took out a strategy that proved to be the most successful, Verstappen could not overcome in the same way the W08 of Valtteri Bottas, finishing in 5th position. The makers of the energy drink had two options to subtract the last step of the podium at the Finnish Mercedes, and ended up taking the cat to the water with the car of Daniel Ricciardo.

The man of the eternal smile repeats the 3rd position achieved in Spain, resarciéndose as well after a qualifying session in which they were not able to show you all how competitive they were. “Today I am happy, yesterday I felt that we had a lot more potential, and it was a shame not to be able to prove it. I had an opportunity when Max and Bottas stopped, had the entire track to myself a couple of laps and I managed to take good chronos, quite consistent, and I’ve been able to get ahead”.

After the touch against the wall, I thought my career was over.

The walls of the Principality are for, at most, rozarlos to try to earn the last few thousandths of the time that you come to your rivals. However, Ricciardo touched the guardrail of a somewhat more forceful in his pursuit to cars in front, but luckily this doesn’t cost him any consequence. “I wasn’t sure if he had damaged something in the car. With these tires, when you leave a SC is like going on ice. It has been good to be able to keep Valtteri behind”.


The radio messages of the Dutch were full of beeps to hide his words risqué. The team ran a strategy is something particular that might work, but ended up failing and Max could not do more. “Surely has not been a career pleasant to me, the positive is that we finished. I guess that is the most positive thing I can say today. More or less about seven laps after the stop I rode alone, but in the rest I have not been able to tighten, because I had traffic”.

it is Always easy to say what we could have done, but it was an option very risky.

The possibility of a overcut was in the air, but this time it was to him to suffer more than expected. His relationship with the circuit of monaco continues without being idyllic. “we’ve Just had bad luck, we will try to do better in the next. After a week-end so clean, without errors, I expected a better result; when suddenly nothing is going as you planned, you get angry. I think that is a reaction very human”.