Ricciardo braced for Mexican penalty

Date published: October 23 2017

Daniel Ricciardo believes he’ll be starting the Mexican Grand Prix from the back of the grid after an engine issue put him out of Sunday’s United States GP.

Ricciardo had a strong start to Sunday’s race at the Circuit of the Americas and was harassing Valtteri Bottas for third.

His afternoon, though, came to a premature end when he was forced to park his RB13 on the grass on lap 14.

And while that cost him vital points, and perhaps a podium in America, it could also impact next Sunday’s Mexican Grand Prix.

“I think we’ll probably have to take a penalty which means that I will start at the back in Mexico,” Ricciardo lamented.

“I’ll do my best to try and charge through the field and you’ll hopefully see more of today in Mexico.”