- Ricciardo furious after finishing without points
- Australian man shouted F-word repeatedly after race
- Ricciardo apologized to his team for the outburst
Australian F1 star Daniel Ricciardo has exploded in an expletive-filled tirade following a frustrating race where he failed to finish in the points during the Sao Paulo sprint race at the Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday morning .
After crossing the line in ninth, agonizingly close to championship points, Ricciardo spent half his cool-down lap in silence before exploding on the team radio.
“Fuck,” he said. ‘F**k, f**k, f**k, f**k. Sorry guys.’
“That fucking DRS on lap 2. You go to 1st and you get fucked. It’s impossible.
“Whatever it is, I’ll keep my mouth shut.” Sorry guys.’
Daniel Ricciardo exploded in extraordinary fashion after a frustrating sprint race at the Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday morning
Ricciardo finished the race in 9th position, just outside the points
After the Australian calmed down after the race, Ricciardo explained that the DRS (drag reduction system) was bothering him.
“The DRS line, the second detection line is… every time I overtake in turn 1, I signal him to go back for turn 4, so it was extremely frustrating,” Ricciardo said.
“But I didn’t really think I could do much more because I was obviously trying to pass someone but I never got rewarded.”
“Fighting and fighting for several laps then allowed Oscar and I think a few others behind us to start to get closer.
I left the door open on (turn) 8 so it’s my fault. Let Oscar pass and we lose a few tenths behind him.
“I got him back, caught Carlos again and then with one lap to go, we were on our ass.”
The Australian will have his work cut out for him in Monday morning’s GP, starting from 17th place.
Max Verstappen comfortably won his fourth sprint race of the year to extend his lead at the top of the standings.
Ricciardo apologized to his teammates for his expletive-filled radio tirade
The three-time world champion, who starts from pole position for tomorrow’s race in São Paulo, came back from second place to overtake Lando Norris.
Verstappen’s Red Bull partner Sergio Perez came third, while Mercedes driver George Russell took fourth.
Yuki Tsunoda put in an excellent 24-lap race to finish sixth, one place behind Charles Leclerc, while Lewis Hamilton and Carlos Sainz finished seventh and eighth.