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"It was desperate," says Ricciardo of Stroll lunge

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13/07/2020

While it was exciting for the rest of us, the battle in the final laps for sixth place, featuring Lance Stroll, Daniel Ricciardo and Lando Norris almost saw the three come to grief.

Having been forced into a lock-up when his previous attempt to pass the Australian in Turn 3 was rebuffed, Stroll tried again a couple of laps later.

This time he forced the Renault wide on to the run-off, and going wide himself, Stroll, now ahead of Ricciardo, almost collected Norris as he rejoined the track.

While the stewards deemed that no further action was necessary, Ricciardo isn't convinced, believing the Canadian's move to have been reckless.

"He didn't really get past," said Ricciardo. "He forced both of us off the track.

"I'll be always critical of myself," he added, "I should have closed the door but I don't think he was ever making the move.

"If he pushes me off, but he stays on the track, fair enough, then I definitely should have blocked... but if he takes both of us off it's not a move.

"I'm turning out of the apex to avoid a crash. I should have hugged the white line and blocked from earlier but it was a move he was never making.

"I think it was desperate, Lando was coming and I think he had to do something as Lando was going to eat him up, so but yeah I take the apex and we crash.

"A frustrating end," he sighed. "It's a shame to end the race like that."

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1. Posted by NS Biker, 14/07/2020 19:10

"This was a great laugh .... THANKS for that.
For DR to be complaining about someone pulling a move that he himself has come close to perfecting, is awesome.
When he had the benefit of a RedBull under his butt, he could do it and did it many times. We saw him try it in the Renault last year, with results similar to what Stroll achieved.
Don't get me wrong, I am as big a fan of DR as anyone. But this is hilarious.
Am really looking forward to see what he can do in a Merc powered McLaren. Can't wait."

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2. Posted by Spartacus, 14/07/2020 17:03

"Yeah, Definitely a wild move by Stroll. I have to admire the fact that Stroll tried it. These are more like exhibition races anyway."

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3. Posted by kenji, 14/07/2020 14:17

"That was the most blatant misinterpretation of a 'racing incident' that i've seen for a very long time. Renault should've appealed that decision in the most vigorous manner. That they didn't tells me a great deal. It sometimes saddens me to see such poor judgment exhibited without recourse. I have not seen any statement made by Stroll giving his version? Surely Sky could've made it an issue in the after race interviews but they were too busy pushing the BLM/Rainbow road show!!!."

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4. Posted by Burton, 13/07/2020 12:48

"Only one steward was changed from last week and this decision is so diferent from Ham x Albon. Absolutely farcical that a race director enacts track limits only for drivers to be allowed to overtake off the track."

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