Monaco GP: Daniel Ricciardo vows to ‘bounce back’ after crashing McLaren in Practice Two


Daniel Ricciardo crashed out in practice two after losing control at the swimming pool chicane in another big blow for McLaren; watch the Monaco GP, F1’s most famous event, live on Sky Sports F1, with Saturday qualifying at 3pm and Sunday’s race at 2pm

Last Updated: 27/05/22 8:25 pm

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Daniel Ricciardo lost control of his McLaren and crashed into the barriers in practice two at the Monaco Grand Prix

Daniel Ricciardo lost control of his McLaren and crashed into the barriers in practice two at the Monaco Grand Prix

Daniel Ricciardo has promised to “bounce back” after his Monaco GP crash in practice two, which Sky Sports F1’s Nico Rosberg described as another “big setback” for the McLaren driver.

Ricciardo, after starting to lose control through the Louis Chiron chicane, went flying into the barriers just before the swimming pool chicane, causing a red flag and putting another dent into his hopes of improving on a dismal display at last year’s Monaco GP.

The incident comes just days after McLaren chief executive Zak Brown told Sky Sports F1’s Any Driven Monday the Australian is not meeting the team’s expectations, with team-mate Lando Norris having consistently outperformed him since the beginning of last season.

Ricciardo seemed determined not to let the crash affect the rest of his weekend, suggesting his team may have pushed things too much with their setup of the car.

Daniel Ricciardo says he felt the car starting to get away from him before his crash in P2

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Daniel Ricciardo says he felt the car starting to get away from him before his crash in P2

Daniel Ricciardo says he felt the car starting to get away from him before his crash in P2

“It obviously happens quickly. But it slowed down as well,” Ricciardo said.

“I knew everything that was happening and I tried to save it, but already into Turn 13 I started losing it, I felt the car start to get away from me.

“I think we just pushed a few things with setup, and pushed a little too far in certain areas. I know they’ll fix it.

“We missed all the session, but I’m OK and I’ll be ready to go tomorrow. We can bounce back.”

Rosberg said it was a moment that could define how Ricciardo’s weekend unfolds, with the loss of track time on Monaco’s tricky circuit a key factor.

David Croft and Anthony Davidson take a look back at all the talking points from Friday Practice of the Monaco GP

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David Croft and Anthony Davidson take a look back at all the talking points from Friday Practice of the Monaco GP

David Croft and Anthony Davidson take a look back at all the talking points from Friday Practice of the Monaco GP

“This is exactly what he didn’t need,” says Rosberg.

“This is a track that he knows so well, it could have been a great weekend for him and again it is another big setback.

“It is so difficult, he broke the rhythm with that and now he only has a couple of laps tomorrow in P3 and at the same, Norris is flying again out there.

“He is the best of the rest at the moment so it is a tough one.”

Norris: I am still not 100 per cent

McLaren CEO Zak Brown gives an update on Lando Norris as the driver was suffering from tonsillitis during race weekend in Barcelona

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McLaren CEO Zak Brown gives an update on Lando Norris as the driver was suffering from tonsillitis during race weekend in Barcelona

McLaren CEO Zak Brown gives an update on Lando Norris as the driver was suffering from tonsillitis during race weekend in Barcelona

Norris impressed once more, despite continuing his recovery from tonsillitis, he finished fifth in both practice sessions on Friday.

The 22-year-old battled through the illness to finish eighth at the Spanish GP last weekend, and says he is still not back to full fitness after the first day of racing in Monaco.

“Almost there. I’m not 100 per cent still but, I can’t describe how much better I am than this time last week,” said Norris.

“It is 90 per cent gone, I’d say, just still struggling a bit with my throat, and coughs. But the main part of my fever is gone.

“I’m in a much better condition, I can enjoy it a bit more and focus when I’m driving, and it’s been a decent first day. I’m reasonably happy.

“You always enjoy Monaco. It’s such a punishing track and the one you have to really test yourself to find the limit.”

Practice Two: Top Ten

1) Charles Leclerc
2) Carlos Sainz
3) Sergio Perez
4) Max Verstappen
5) Lando Norris
6) George Russell
7) Pierre Gasly
8) Fernando Alonso
9) Sebastian Vettel
10) Yuki Tsoda

Asked if he wanted to stay in that fifth ‘best of the rest’ position for qualifying, Norris replied: “That’s the aim.”

Sky Sports F1’s full TV schedule

All the Monaco GP is live and exclusive on Sky Sports F1, while viewers will also be treated to the world-famous Indianapolis 500 on Sunday night.

Saturday, May 28th
11.45am: Monaco GP Practice Three (session starts 12pm) *
2pm: Monaco GP Qualifying Build-up *
3pm: MONACO GP QUALIFYING *
4.35pm: F2 Sprint Race
5.35pm: Ted’s Qualifying Notebook

Sunday, May 29th
8.45am: F2 Feature Race
12.30pm: Grand Prix Sunday: Monaco GP Build-up *
2pm: THE MONACO GRAND PRIX *
4pm: Chequered Flag: Monaco
5pm: Ted’s Notebook
6pm: Monaco GP Highlights
7pm: The Indianapolis 500

* simulcast on Sky Sports Main Event





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