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Daniel Ricciardo: "He doesn't deserve to be on the podium"

  • Published on 30 Oct 2016 23:16
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  • By: Dominik Wilde

Daniel Ricciardo has blasted Sebastian Vettel for his driving during the closing stages of the Mexican Grand Prix.

While one of the main talking points was the drama between Sebastian Vettel and Ricciardo's Red Bull team mate Max Verstappen, the Ferrari driver also has an on-track altercation with the Australian.

Ricciardo has argued that Vettel moved in front of him under braking, despite such moves recently being outlawed.

Ironically, Vettel has been one of the more vocal critics of Max Verstappen, who has been making similar moves all season.

"He did what everyone has been complaining about – moving under braking," Ricciardo said after the race.

After Verstappen was handed a five second penalty, Vettel moved up a place into the podium places, but Ricciardo was fuming with the decision.

"He's smiling now but for me he doesn't deserve to be on the podium," he said. "He kept on closing the door under braking and in the end I had nowhere to go."

FIA is making statement to Max and Daniel is the victim of this. Daniel on the podium, Max on 4 and Seb on 5 also with a 5 sec penalty. Hamilton should be punnished to for his first corner... Hamilton wasn't even under investigation while Max get punished...

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  • Oct 30 2016 - 23:36

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  • FIA is making statement to Max and Daniel is the victim of this. Daniel on the podium, Max on 4 and Seb on 5 also with a 5 sec penalty. Hamilton should be punnished to for his first corner... Hamilton wasn't even under investigation while Max get punished...

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    • Oct 30 2016 - 23:36
  • dr002

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    I'm no do-gooder, but he didn't deserve to be on the podium because of his behavior!! Fair enough being angry / frustrated, fair enough swearing at Max, understandable swearing at the situation in the heat of the moment, no problem..... but to repeatedly swear directly at the official in charge in such a blatant and disrespectful way..... and to demand that he get his way..... who does he think he is? I was left explaining to my kids that that kind of behaviour is unacceptable under any circumstances..... also very disappointing that he showed no remorse in the interviews afterwards...... Poor form that Formula 1 and the commentary teams found that behaviour acceptable, by virtue of advocating no further action...... Sportsmanship should be paramount.

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    • Oct 31 2016 - 01:42

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