Ricciardo explains bizarre start incident which cost him front wing
Daniel Ricciardo said an unsighted trip over a "massive gutter" cost him his front wing in a dismal start to the Australian Grand Prix, which caused sufficient damage to see him retire from his home race on his debut for Renault.
Ricciardo's race was wrecked within a few metres of the start line as he ran onto the grass while trying to overtake Racing Point's Sergio Perez.
Having hit a strip of concrete, Ricciardo's car shed its front wing and sustained damage to its right sidepod, which was ultimately enough to force his retirement later on in the race.
"I feel that was pretty unlucky," he said. "I just put two wheels in [the grass] and the next thing there's a massive gutter there, or gutter ditch, which I don't feel is on many other places.