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Ricciardo apologized to Ocon

Responsible for Esteban Ocon’s spin on Sunday at the Turkish Grand Prix, Daniel Ricciardo apologized to his French teammate at Renault after the race.

Responsible for Esteban Ocon’s spin on Sunday at the Turkish Grand Prix, Daniel Ricciardo apologized to his French teammate at Renault after the race.

Renault could claim a new podium this Sunday in Istanbul during the Turkish Grand Prix, two weeks after Daniel Ricciardo’s third place at Imola during the Grand Prix of Emilia Romagna. Unfortunately for her, the French team, dear to Parisian Cyril Abiteboul, initially weighed down its chances on the occasion of this 14th and penultimate round of the season of a 2020 World Championship which came to crown Lewis Hamilton for the seventh time. of her career.

The fault of a Ricciardo author of a great start in the Istanbul rain and on a completely soggy track, but fatal to … his own teammate Esteban Ocon when the two men had respectively started from 5th and 7th place on the grid starting point. Taken down by Lewis Hamilton, who started in sixth place after going through the previous day in qualifying, the Australian rider hit the back of the Frenchman’s single-seater, which spun off.

“It was inevitable”

A maneuver that led the offender to apologize to his team, but especially Ocon. “Whether it’s a race incident or not, it’s still the worst case scenario when you and your teammate collide. I apologized to the team but then we obviously had to try to get over it, ”explained Ricciardo, finally 11th in the race, ahead of Ocon.

Even with hindsight, Lando Norris’ future teammate at the wheel of the McLaren did not see how he could avoid the collision with the Norman. “All I remember is Esteban outside. I thought it was good but I saw Lewis coming inside. I do not know if Lewis touched me but it was inevitable that I would hit Esteban, “said the native of Perth, almost regretting, paradoxically, to have started so well:” My start was too good. But it cost Ocon dearly.

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