Sport Ricciardo hit with five-place grid penalty

12:40  15 july  2017
12:40  15 july  2017 Source:

Bottas takes second career pole in Austria

  Bottas takes second career pole in Austria Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas takes pole position for the Austrian Formula 1 Grand Prix. Bottas was 0.042s faster than Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, who will start alongside him on the front row of the grid. Team-mate Lewis Hamilton was third fastest in the final qualifying session, but a five place grid penalty for a gearbox change drops him to eigth on the grid. That promotes Kimi Raikkonan and Daniel Ricciardo to third and fourth for tomorrow’s race. Max Verstappen struggled in the final qualifying session after flying in Q1 and Q2. The Red Bull driver had three sets of tyres for the final session, but made mistakes on every lap. As the chequered flag fell, he ran into the gravel, but managed to keep the car out of the barriers. He was sixth fastest and will start tomorrow’s race fifth. Romain Grosjean managed to put his Haas in the final qualifying despite spinning into the gravel at the start of Q1. He was struggling with drivability and stopped on track towards the end of Q3, bringing out the yellow flags and ending the session. He qualified sixth. Sergio Perez is the final driver to gain from Hamilton’s penalty. Having qualified eighth, he’ll start seventh. Team-mate Esteban Ocon takes ninth. Toro Rosso’s Carlos Sainz enjoyed a strong qualifying session. He jumped up to third in Q2, but was knocked back to fourth by the end of the session. He couldn’t match that performance in Q3 and qualified 10th. Team-mate Daniil Kvyat could only manage 14th.

Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo has been handed a five - place grid penalty for Formula 1’s season-opening Australian Grand Prix. Romain Grosjean has been fined €1000 for speeding in the pitlane in qualifying, while last-minute Sauber stand-in Antonio Giovinazzi was hit with a €200 fine for the same

LIVE - Formula 1: Austria - Qualifying. Ricciardo hit with five - place grid penalty . 26 March 2017 – Daniel Ricciardo has been dealt another blow at his home event in Australia, with Red Bull changing his gearbox after he crashed in qualifying, landing a penalty .

F1 Grand Prix of Great Britain - Practice © Dan Mullan/Getty Images Sport F1 Grand Prix of Great Britain - Practice

Daniel Ricciardo has been handed a five-place grid penalty for the British Grand Prix after Red Bull opted to change his gearbox ahead of Saturday’s third practice session.

Due to the Australian’s gearbox not lasting the mandatory six consecutive grand prix’s, he will start five places lower than wherever he qualifies for the race.

Red Bull informed the FIA on Friday night it was opting to change the unit; it’s the second time this season Ricciardo has been forced to change his gearbox, the first occurring at the opening round in Melbourne.

Ricciardo will join Valtteri Bottas in the list of drivers taking grid penalties, the Mercedes driver was also forced to change his gearbox on Friday.

Red Bull is expected to mount a challenge to Mercedes and Ferrari this weekend, despite both Ricciardo and Verstappen finishing adrift of their rivals in both practice sessions so far.

The 28-year-old is on a run of five successive podium finishes going into this weekend, Ricciardo’s best finish at Silverstone is a third-place finish in 2014.

Ricciardo: British GP fightback "great fun" .
Daniel Ricciardo was delighted with a superb recovery drive as he climbed from the back of the grid to fifth place in the British Grand Prix. A combination of a five-place penalty for a gearbox change and a turbo failure in qualifying had left the Australian down in 19th on the grid. It proved an action-packed race as Ricciardo gained good ground in the early laps before seeing his progress wiped out when he ran wide on the exit of Luffield. The Red Bull driver swiftly scythed his way back through the pack and ultimately wound up fifth after problems for Nico Hulkenberg and Sebastian Vettel in the dying stages. Ricciardo says he thoroughly enjoyed the race and hopes that he was able to put a good show for the Silverstone fans. “I hope they showed a lot of that on TV,” he said. “I just felt like the whole race I was overtaking cars and I hope the fans enjoyed it. “We made up a chunk of positions early on and then I got a bit greedy, went off track and ended up at the back again.” “It was great fun coming back through the field and I gave it everything. I caught Hulkenberg with a few laps to go and then Seb had his issue which handed me fifth, so danke Sebastian.” Ricciardo remains fourth in the drivers’ championship, but loses ground to Valterri Bottas who also recovered from a gearbox penalty to take second.


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