Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo has expressed his frustrations at yet another fourth place finish following the British Grand Prix.
The Red Bull driver dropped a position to Force India’s Sergio Perez at the beginning of the race and challenged the Mexican for a handful of laps before making a move stick half way through the race.
“I thought that was boring,” Ricciardo said after the race.
“We just got a bit unlucky with the virtual safety car and lost the gap to the leaders, and that put me in a race by myself. Once we cleared Perez, it was just about hoping something would happen up front”
Ricciardo’s fourth place finish was the fifth time he had seen the chequered flag in that position this year, and is becoming increasingly irritated with the result given the success his new teammate is having.
“I’m definitely over these fourth places. I don’t think we made the wrong decision [on strategy], from what I’ve seen at the time we just got unlucky.
“We were talking a lot, and at the time it all seemed OK but it was just a boring race. Nothing to fight for, no one to fight with.”
“I wanted some action today. I think you could tell after yesterday I was ready to actually have a bit of a fight with someone but sometimes it just doesn’t work. That’s just how it was.”
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