Daniel Ricciardo admits the British Grand Prix on Sunday left him feeling slightly frustrated, as he failed to close the gap on, and then eventually get beyond, Carlos Sainz into P6.
The Australian started on P7 on the grid at Silverstone and was embroiled in a battle with Lando Norris of McLaren early on, but both drivers saw their race negatively affected by the safety car period which was introduced after the retirement of Antonio Giovinazzi.
Sainz benefited, though, and rose up to P6 which was the target of Ricciardo.
“I was busy for the most part, I think at the end it was frustrating. I had a bit of pace on Carlos [Sainz], but they were quite quick with the traction,” he outlined.
“Through the high-speed I got close but never close enough to get him.
“The few times I was close it was into Turn 15 and unless you are really there with your nose it’s hard to brake right into the corner so I couldn’t really lunge.
GPFans is a multi-platform, multi-language brand dedicated to Formula One coverage. We bring you all the ins and outs of the sport, 24/7, everything from up-to-the-minute news and features to the latest viral stories and clips.
We believe that a new generation of exciting, outspoken drivers will make F1 more popular than ever before, and we want to give our users access to as much of their heroes as possible, on and off the track. From Lewis Hamilton to Max Verstappen, Daniel Ricciardo to Sebastian Vettel, we provide in-depth analysis of every every Grand Prix in the season, from Australia to Abu Dhabi.
With Formula One under the new ownership of Liberty Media, how the sport is being covered is evolving, and GPFans will look to be at the heart of this progression into new media, as one of the fastest-growing sites covering the king of motorsports.