Ricciardo will get Abu Dhabi grid drop after Magnussen Brazil F1 conflict

On the primary lap of the Sao Paulo Grand Prix, Ricciardo appeared to make a late lunge on the Haas driver into the tight Flip 8 right-hander.

Ricciardo tried to again out of the transfer however misjudged the state of affairs and could not keep away from tagging Magnussen’s right-rear, which despatched the Dane right into a spin.

Magnussen’s automobile then rolled again into the trail of Ricciardo, punting the Australian into the boundaries and which means each drivers retired on the spot.

The FIA’s stewards investigated the incident after the race and deemed that Ricciardo was “wholly in charge” for the collision, which they felt it didn’t deserve the extra lenient therapy of typical first lap incidents.

Subsequently, Ricciardo will serve a three-place grid penalty at subsequent weekend’s season finale in Abu Dhabi. Ricciardo additionally will get two penalty factors on his licence, bringing his whole as much as eight, however that is a slightly educational punishment because the Australian will not be on the F1 grid subsequent yr.

Judging the incident, the stewards famous: “Ricciardo made contact with Magnussen at Flip 8 on lap one, which triggered Magnussen to spin, and subsequently each automobiles crashed.

Kevin Magnussen, Haas VF-22, Daniel Ricciardo, McLaren MCL36, clash

Kevin Magnussen, Haas VF-22, Daniel Ricciardo, McLaren MCL36, conflict

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“McLaren defined that of their view Magnussen was slower on the exit of Flip 8 than the opposite automobiles forward, which made it troublesome to evaluate the closing price, 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. Nevertheless, they decided that the incident was between two automobiles and was not influenced by a number of different automobiles and is due to this fact 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 in charge for the incident and challenge a drop of three grid locations for the subsequent occasion.”

Ricciardo’s teammate Lando Norris additionally retired from the race with a presumed engine challenge, which means McLaren’s midfield rival Alpine is all however assured to seal fourth within the constructors’ championship.

Following his shock pole on Friday, Magnussen’s Sunday ended miserably after simply half a lap. Nonetheless, Magnussen’s Q3 heroics helped him financial institution some extent by ending eighth in Saturday’s dash race, through which he inevitably fell by means of the order.

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