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The FIA have reprimanded both Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen for their collision in Baku which resulted in both Red Bull drivers retiring from the race.
Although both Red Bull drivers refused to blatantly blame one another for their Baku DNFs, Daniel Ricciardo acknowledges they are “not into each other right now.”
After 39 laps of great wheel-to-wheel racing, Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo threw away a double points-haul in Baku with Verstappen saying it was “unnecessary.”
A furious Helmut Marko says the Red Bull drivers should have “enough brains” not to crash into one another, costing the team a double points-finish in Baku.
Brendon Hartley picked up his first-ever point in F1, Red Bull suffer another disastrous double DNF after drivers collide.
Daniel Ricciardo thought he was going to crash out of qualifying in Baku before nailing down a P4 spot for Sunday’s grid.
Max Verstappen believes that too much time was spent wasted in the garage as he saw Daniel Ricciardo pip him to P4 on the grid for Sunday’s race.
Sebastian Vettel edged out Lewis Hamilton for pole position, while Kimi Raikkonen was left rueing a costly mistake.
Red Bull are not short of options should Daniel Ricciardo decide not to re-sign with Christian Horner saying even Lewis Hamilton could be a consideration.
Daniel Ricciardo was encouraged by what he has seen from Red Bull on the first day of practice in Baku after finishing top of the FP2 timesheet.