Daniel Ricciardo is fuming about his grid penalty at the Australian Grand Prix after insisting that common sense should have prevailed.
The Aussie was hit with a three-place grid penalty on Friday after the stewards ruled that he had not slowed sufficiently for the red flag in FP2.
The reds were waved when a timing cable came loose on the start/finish line. The penalty means no matter what happens in qualifying, Ricciardo’s best starting position can be P4.
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“Yesterday’s news has been pretty bitter for me. I’m ****** to say the least,” he told Ten.
“I made a mistake, no doubt about it, but is that mistake worth a grid penalty in a practice session when no car’s on track, no-one’s upside down.
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“It was a cable on the track. I didn’t pass the incident.
“I just think common sense should have prevailed.”
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