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Daniel Ricciardo cruelled by a loss of power at the Styrian GP

28/06/21

The Australian's race ended shortly after it began.

Daniel Ricciardo endured a 13th-place finish at the Styrian Grand Prix after moving into P9 by lap two. The Australian driver could be heard saying "low power" over the team radio as he lost four positions in quick succession.

"The start was great; we got up to ninth, put ourselves in a really good position on the Medium tyre, and the race was looking up from there, and then we lost power," Ricciardo said after the race.

"We were able to fix it on the steering wheel, but everything we gained, we then lost, and we were back where we started. After that, it was difficult to make moves being in dirty air.

"I feel we should've been fifth and sixth again today as we were last week. We'll reset over the next few days and come back again and make it happen next week – hopefully, our luck turns."

Ricciardo had a rollercoaster weekend after positive performances in FP1 and FP2 before issues arose on Saturday for FP3 and into qualifying. The McLaren driver wasn't able to make it into Q3 after finishing 13th fastest in Q2. His teammate Lando Norris would start the GP third on the grid after Valtteri Bottas received a three-place grid penalty.

Norris had another strong weekend, holding onto his fourth place in the driver standings after crossing the line in fifth place, taking home ten championship points.

Formula 1® returns to the Red Bull Ring next weekend for the Austrian Grand Prix.