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Saturday, 16 March 2019

Ricciardo forced to retire from Aus GP


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Daniel Ricciardo has been forced to retire from the Australian Grand Prix after complications stemming from a damaged front wing snowballed.

In his first race with new team Renault, Riccardo qualified 12th on the grid, one place behind teammate Nico Hulkenberg, and had his work cut out for him if he was to make a splash with the French outfit.

In a move that would prove to backfire for the Australian, Ricciardo ripped his front wing after attempting a daring overtake off the start as he tore down the outside of the starting straight with half his car on the grass.

He was forced to pit the very next lap after dropping into last place.

Daniel Ricciardo loses his front wing at the Australian Grand Prix

Receiving a new front wing, the Australian returned to the track to make up some of the insurmountable ground he had lost before retiring halfway through the race with further complications.

“Literally our least favourite thing to tweet ever,” Renault Tweeted.

“Daniel’s car is wheeled back into the garage. We’re having to retire him as a precaution following his incident earlier.”

Ricciardo wasn’t the only early casualty of the day with McLaren’s Carlos Sainz retiring after his car caught fire in a presumed major mechanical failure, while Romain Grosjon exited in the opening laps.

Sainz retires earlyhttps://twitter.com/F1/status/1107152431392145410

Daniel Ricciardo has been forced to retire from the Australian Grand Prix after complications stemming from a damaged front wing snowballed.

In his first race with new team Renault, Riccardo qualified 12th on the grid, one place behind teammate Nico Hulkenberg, and had his work cut out for him if he was to make a splash with the French outfit.

In a move that would prove to backfire for the Australian, Ricciardo ripped his front wing after attempting a daring overtake off the start as he tore down the outside of the starting straight with half his car on the grass.

He was forced to pit the very next lap after dropping into last place.

Daniel Ricciardo loses his front wing at the Australian Grand Prix

Receiving a new front wing, the Australian returned to the track to make up some of the insurmountable ground he had lost before retiring halfway through the race with further complications.

“Literally our least favourite thing to tweet ever,” Renault Tweeted.

“Daniel’s car is wheeled back into the garage. We’re having to retire him as a precaution following his incident earlier.”

Ricciardo wasn’t the only early casualty of the day with McLaren’s Carlos Sainz retiring after his car caught fire in a presumed major mechanical failure, while Romain Grosjon exited in the opening laps.

Sainz retires earlyhttps://twitter.com/F1/status/1107152431392145410 https://ift.tt/2u9S0C5
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