(Motorsport-Total.com) – That Daniel Ricciardo would fight with a McLaren today, he had already thought. But after qualifying, he suspected Lando Norris, who started just behind him. However, Carlos Sainz would not have expected him to finish in front of him on position 13. But with his seventh place the Renault driver is still not disappointed.

Carlos Sainz, Daniel Ricciardo

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Daniel Ricciardo was beaten by Carlos Sainz in the end. Zoom

“Given our capabilities today, I’m pretty happy, and seeing where we were two weeks ago was a good result for the team and a great comeback,” he says. “We had a better pace in qualifying than McLaren, and we were able to keep up with them in the race, so we have to be satisfied with that.”

At the start, the Australian had to give even the other McLaren defeated by Norris. “We were side by side for a few turns, it was good and clean racing, but in the end he could come forward,” he says. With an undercut, he grabbed the British again, however, because he came in lap twelve a round before Norris to the pits.

However, when the safety car came, the situation changed. “I knew that Carlos had not stopped yet and then saw gravel on one of the big monitors, I thought if someone would trigger a safety car then Carlos would get a free pit stop and of course Safety Car shone on my ad … “

Ricciardo admits that he was pretty frustrated at the time because he thought he was unlucky, but his team brought him to the pits to give him hard tires and drive through. “That seemed a bit crazy, but it was a good decision,” he says. Because he came in a good position and in the end in seventh place.

But he did not stand a chance against Sainz at the end: “We had a little more pace than him, but it simply failed to come this one or two car lengths closer,” said Ricciardo. “That lost a bit of downforce that I needed to launch a serious attack.”

Nevertheless, the Renault driver does not complain. When he thinks of the last race in Austria, this time it has been a completely different world. “Even if we had missed something on McLaren, we would have taken that, but being on par with them so quickly in qualifying and racing gives us the confidence to know that we are not lost and have a car we can compete with could be.”

“And that’s encouraging for me,” he adds. “Of course I want to move forward, but as long as I feel like I’ve delivered and the team recognizes that … you can not expect any more, this year we’re not fighting for the championship, we’re taking these positive things I get along well with the boys and enjoy this step in my career, it’s good, we’re making progress. “

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What was Williams’ record? I thought they were a bit under 1.90.

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They had a 1.92 with massa

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That was something I believe. I remember Williams reporting some 1.8x time as well but the official time was higher so it didn’t count.

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Red Bull has always had good pit stops right?

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Only in full size countries

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Aww yisss, my favorite one being where they forgot riccs tires 😂

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That was mad quick. When I was watching it live I thought there was a glitch in the broadcast.

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There was in that the time was never shown. Kind of sucks that a world record was set under the radar.

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“Today @rokit terminated our contract with @WilliamsRacing for poor performance. We aim to beat anyone really & being behind @redbullracing in the DHL Fastest Pit Stop is unacceptable.”

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And they did it when it counts. Wow

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Like mentioned, the record is gaslys pitstop, however they also performed a 1.96 on max’ stop so what you said still holds i guess

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Sadly he got overtaken right after that but was pretty exciting to see

Guenther Steiner:

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Gunther doesn’t do sugarcoating nor does he put on much of a PR friendly face, you’ve got to like him for that.

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He’s not holding back, but he sure has been holding onto these two morons for a long time now, and it’s at least partly on him. It’s been three seasons or so? Not the first time this shit happened between them either.

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2 mysteries @ HAAS, Who owns Rich Energy and why does Grossean still have a seat?

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I can see driver changes coming hard and fast

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One of the main reasons I enjoy him. He’s really refreshing compared to everyone else that speaks more but tells less.

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Rumored to be best of the rest after testing…now could be near Williams…

Things could not have gotten worse for Haas

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They’ve led us to believe tire degradation was at fault for the awful race pace thus far but then they can’t make it through ten laps today? They seem so far from a solution, I don’t know if they’ll score a point the rest of the season.

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Careful or you’ll lose that lucrative Rich Energy sponsorship deal.

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Steiner should run a day care, he has all the experience you would want.

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cast him in a Kindergarten Cop remake and I’m there opening night

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He could flip a coin and change the gearbox on one of the cars so they don’t start close to each other.

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Sweet moses, that’s quite a nasty quote! I hope there’s a context that makes it a little better.

What happened today was unfortunate, but if it didn’t happen they’d put about at the backend of the field. Until the car is sorted, I don’t think anything of value was lost.

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Data on specifically where and possibly why the car sucks was lost. Literally the only thing they needed to do today was run the whole race to gather as much data as possible and they fucked up a task as simple as that.

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When your car is shit you still want to get as much running as you can to gather data and figure out how to get better. It’s why Williams is to their credit toughing it out and pushing every weekend despite needing literally half the field to DNF to have a reasonable shot at points.

For Haas running complete races is exactly what they need to get things sorted.

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By far my favourite F1 car and team of all time

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I’m not crying you’re crying

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Thanks for posting, wanted to see this as much as the race honestly, great to see that car go round and can’t wait to see it in another 10 years!

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This was so nice to see.

Are the guys that were taking care of the car still in F1 today or what?

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The team eventually became mercedes, so they’re probably the ones who have it

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Literally my two favorite things. BoC and F1. Is this real life?!

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That intro is amazing. Thanks for that.

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was absolutely ridiculous that they didnt let fans into the track to watch this, so we could only hear it from our tent

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Why does Jenson have the helmet of K. Khullar? (not sure who that is).

Can see the Honda logo on it as well, but is it just to try and match the number and colour scheme?

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That’s Jenson’s helmet. He wore it in his last race (besides the one-off Monaco comeback), it’s based on the colours he raced in 2009 but uses the updated design he switched to when his supplier changed from Bell Helmets to Arai.

I’m not sure who K Khullar is, possibly a McLaren team member or an artist involved in painting the helmet.

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It’s also go a Mclaren logo on it, seems that Button in his last race for Mclaren he had a Brawn inspired helmet which this seems to be.

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Wow that takes me back. 2009 was my first f1 season.

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Yeah it was mine as well. What also made it special was that even though i was only 6 during the 2009 season I knew I loved F1 from the moment I watched this season and I (my mum) bought the F1 2009 game by codemasters for my dads birthday that year so I am very grateful that this has been posted because it makes me feel nostalgic and very emotional

When he was interviewed on Channel 4, he said his power steering failed after the crash and he had a work out on his arms for the rest of the race.

So, he was lapping faster than Gasly with a battered car and no power steering…

Wish we could have seen him take on the Mercedes.

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Eddie Irvine

482 points · 8 hours ago · edited 6 hours ago

Also said his seat came loose so he was sliding around in the car under braking and turning

Edit: Here’s the quote

“In the end, what can you do. I honestly don’t know how I brought that car to the finish because I think my power steering failed, my seat was out, so all the time in the braking I was going forward and in the high speed corners I was moving left and right.”

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Luckily he didn’t say that during race, or they would have been forced to retire the car due to safety regulations. If his seating was compromised, he’d be rather stupid IMHO to keep on racing. The days where F1 could cost your life should be behind us.

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Where did he say that? Not retiring after a seat failure seems dubious…

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But Max just drives like a boss anyway 💪💪

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maybe that’s a secret, don’t be strapped tight — be strapped lose and basically have a moving weight balance

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Engineer: Max you have full power. And within range of the Mercs

Vettel: Go Go Gadget Bumper Car

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Next time Vettel… NEXT TIME!!!

Shakes Claw

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The ‘would be’ potential of this race after Verstappen overtook Vettel is insane. Didn’t last that long though, unfortunately. Still highly entertained today. Those battles between Leclerc and Verstappen were exhilarating… And that crash. Phew, what a day.

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Don’t think the Red Bull had the pace to catch the Mercs today.

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So, he was lapping faster than Gasly with a battered car and no power steering…

Shhh, don’t let a certain someone hear this.

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I think this is misleading. Gasly was a fairly consistent 2-3 seconds off of Charles and wasn’t going to push, so I don’t think it counts as true pace. I would’ve liked to hear Pierre say over the radio “give me mode 11 I want the podium” and taken the fight to the Ferrari in the closing stages of the race, but we can only get so much action in one day.

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…who and why were you gilded?

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I WAS HERE WHEN HISTORY WAS WRITTEN

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Great stuff from Gasly there

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Incredible how much better the race can be with 2 Red Bulls.

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Was very close but nice to see!

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Happy to see that. He’s been tuned in all weekend!

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People trashing Gasly in the race thread. Here you fucking go. This is Gasly. No passes with no DRS, but when he does get it, it’s done.

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Great move. Nice for him after all the struggles.

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And then immediately pits for the hards. Would’ve loved to see him help Max for a couple of more rounds but I’m no strategist.

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Verstappen’s setup seems to work

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YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

go Gasly

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That was a pleasant surprise!

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Pierre ain’t messing around

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So happy to see that Gasly finally seems to be more comfortable with the Red Bull!

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I’ve been saying forever that he’s good and that all the nonsense about him being shit was nonsense, but noone ever listened.

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FOM needs to hire better directors.

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Stop showing the fans you monkeys

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Honestly, absolutely no racing-sense by the producers. They battle for 3-4 corners and they cut to the crowd immediately. So stupid

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That cut to the crowd though lmao, another braindead director

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Got to show the British fans being elated for a couple of seconds. And that’s not a dig at the fans, it’s just such a premature decision by the race director

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The camera cut to the crowd while they were almost wheel to wheel really pissed me off

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Great timing to show the crowd

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Kill the camera director, what a fucking idiot

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Who decided to show the crowd?!?

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Lewis. It’s the best crowd, ya know

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This is fucking racing!!!

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Lovin it great racing…wtf was the race director doing tho

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Fucking camera cut to crowd, wtf

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Lol.. Lets show the fans at the prime of action.

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That was top notch racing

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Thanks for the shot of the crowd while they were racing wheel to wheel. Director is an idiot.

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This is what we’ve been waiting for

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Hey there is a move going on for the lead, lets just cut to the crowd in the middle of it!!!!

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FOM: Something interesting is happening on track, quick lets switch to the crowd

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This is some Rosberg vs. Hamilton level stuff