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Crash was my fault, Ricciardo admits

Sep 23, 2013, 10:00 AM EST

Toro Rosso Formula One driver Ricciardo crashes during the Singapore F1 Grand Prix in Singapore

Daniel Ricciardo admitted the crash which put him out of the Singapore Grand Prix was his fault.

“The crash was my error, trying to make up for lost ground,” said the Toro Rosso driver.

“In the second stint, my engineer came on the radio and said ‘the pace is good, keep pushing.’ I was aware that for the pace we had, we were not doing too badly and maybe at the end I was just trying to get too much out of it and made that mistake.

“It’s a delicate corner with not much run-off and I went too deep into the apex. I then braked a bit harder, locked a wheel and went into the wall. It’s not a mistake I’m used to making. I will learn from this.”

Ricciardo, who will join Sebastian Vettel at Red Bull next year, said he was trying to recover after making a poor start:

“At the start, my car just seemed to sit there without moving off the line. It was very frustrating to lose so many places right away. I think I went down five places from ninth on the grid to fourteenth. So I was on the back foot from then on, just trying to do the best I could.”

  1. apexassassin - Sep 23, 2013 at 7:27 PM

    “Crash was my fault, Ricciardo admits”

    No shit, Sherlock. :P

    The only that crash could have happened otherwise would be if the steering rack broke or the driver removed the wheel, lol.

    Though errors like that only prove that he’s the ideal successor to Webber! :P

    Personally I think Merc or Ferrari will own the Constructors next year.

  2. techmeister1 - Sep 24, 2013 at 12:59 PM

    At least he’s man enough to admit his error and learn from it. Everyone in F1 steps over the line from time to time or they aren’t doing their job properly.

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