Ricciardo given three-place grid drop for Magnussen collision · RaceFans

Daniel Ricciardo has been given a three-place grid drop for the subsequent race and penalty factors on his licence for colliding with Kevin Magnussen in the course of the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Magnussen was tipped right into a spin by Ricciardo at flip eight on the primary lap of the race. As Magnussen’s automotive spun round, it swung into the McLaren, and the contact put each drivers out.

The stewards spoke to each drivers and examined footage and information from the incident. They determined Ricciardo was totally chargeable for the collision, however accepted he had not pushed recklessly.

“Ricciardo made contact with Magnussen at flip eight on lap one, which brought about Magnussen to spin, and subsequently each automobiles crashed,” they defined. “McLaren defined that of their view Magnussen was slower on the exit of flip eight than the opposite automobiles forward, which made it troublesome to guage the closing fee, as the 2 automobiles interacted.

“Ricciardo defined that in his view, he had slowed sufficiently that he was not going to collide with Magnussen and that he barely misjudged it.

“The stewards acknowledged that the incident was not reckless. Nonetheless, they decided that the incident was between two automobiles and was not influenced by a number of different automobiles and is subsequently not a ‘first lap incident.’ The stewards decided that Magnussen drove in a standard method for that nook, and that he didn’t make any erratic strikes.

“Thus the stewards decide that Ricciardo was wholly accountable for the incident and subject a drop of three grid locations for the subsequent occasion.”

Ricciardo’s grid drop can be utilized on the closing race of the season, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, which may also be his final look for McLaren.

He was given two penalty factors on his licence which places him on a complete of eight.

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