“You are there and I could see Carlos and you’re trying to squeeze a little bit but not have contact, and then as soon as I opened the wheel and then got on throttle it just went around.
“When you're in such close vicinity to another car on that side angle, you lose a chunk of downforce that’s normally coming in from that side and keeping the car down, so I think it’s just a very quick loss of downforce and it can obviously catch you out."
Speaking of his tyre problems, Ricciardo commented: “I don’t think we wanted to admit it but we knew that was a little bit of a concern, having to use two mediums in the race if we were doing a two stop, which was the plan.
“The first set of mediums wasn’t bad. I don’t think we were lightening fast but I think we were hanging in there with the Racing Points, so it felt like it was going good actually.
“Then we pitted and put another medium on to follow the two stop, and that second medium just didn’t work, so we had to pit shortly after for the hard and we were out of sequence.
“We were in that battle I don’t think we should have been in, but we were in that battle and I spun trying to hold Carlos off.
“I killed those tyres by the spin, so it was a race that kind of was here and just went into a bit of a hole."
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