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McLaren upgrades didn’t help Ricciardo in Spain

23/05/22

The Australian will need to re-group ahead of Monaco.

It was another difficult race for Daniel Ricciardo at the Spanish Grand Prix.

After making Q3 on Saturday in Qualifying, Ricciardo couldn’t hold onto his P9 starting position, eventually crossing the line in 12th place.

“It wasn’t a good race today,” said Ricciardo.

“I'd love to find something positive, but it was just a struggle from the start. I was slow, and I simply had a lot less grip than everyone else around me."

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"With the three stops, we had four chances on different sets of tyres, but we didn't have the pace on any of them."

Even with McLaren's upgrades for the weekend, Ricciardo still couldn't get the MCL36 into the points. Admitting he didn't know where the problems were coming from.

"I’m not really sure why, to be honest, so we’ll try to have a look and understand it. Hopefully, we can get on top of it as the upgrades we brought were good.”

“We’ve got a short turnaround for Monaco, and then we’ll go again and hope for a better one in a week.”

Ricciardo's teammate Lando Norris was knocked out in Q2 after having his final flying lap deleted, was able to move from P11 to P8.

Formula 1® continues next weekend in Monaco.


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