Ricciardo laments being beaten by Verstappen


Daniel Ricciardo expressed his disappointed at being beaten by teammate Max Verstappen during qualifiers for the first time this season ahead of the British Grand Prix.

Verstappen qualified impressively in P3 at Silverstone, while Ricciardo will start tomorrow’s race in P4.

With the Silver Arrows ahead of them on the grid, the Aussie is also wary of Ferrari duo Kimi Raikkonen, who placed fifth, and Sebastian Vettel, who initially got P6 but suffered a five-placed penalty grid for changing his gearbox.

“Yeah, it’s the first time this year – it sucks getting beaten in any case,” Ricciardo revealed.

“You’d love to go through a perfect season, but we just missed a little bit here and there today.

“I thought the car was pretty good in the high-speed stuff, I was confident there, just the low-speed, the last chicane, I could really get through there clean.

“That was my Achilles Heel today. It’s tricky when the wind is changing all the time, but same for everyone. One mistake can be quite costly.

“I didn’t really get the 100 percent out of it today. Tomorrow is points day, I’ll try and maximise that and get on the podium. I’ve got my eyes set on that.

“Mercedes look to be very quick, sub-1m30s is very impressive – I’m not too happy about that! I think Ferrari will give us a run for our money in the race, but third is definitely up for grabs.

“You’re gonna see a race tomorrow, I won’t be hanging about.”