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Ricciardo showed Grosjean middle finger "in the heat of the moment"

  • Published on 24 Nov 2017 16:35
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  • By: Fergal Walsh

Daniel Ricciardo said that he brandished his middle finger at Romain Grosjean during the second practice session in the heat of the moment. The Australian was left disgruntled after Grosjean blocked him at the final corner, ruining his hot lap.

Grosjean himself was on an out-lap and was just starting a timed lap. Ricciardo followed by sticking his middle finger up and using profanities on the team radio. However, the 28-year-old says it was just a heat of the moment thing.

"I had a bruised finger. I had an oversteer and was just shaking it off/” Ricciardo joked. "He didn’t need to do that, it was only practice so I am not fazed by it. It was a heat of the moment thing, for sure, but it was frustrating. I was on a hot lap and he was on an out lap.”

Speaking about Red Bull's pace, Ricciardo said that it was a pretty good day for the team but states that there is still a few tenths to be found if it wants to compete with Mercedes and Ferrari over the course of the weekend.

"Our short run pace looks pretty good," he reflected. "Still not on Lewis’ pace, but fairly there with Ferrari. We know we will need to find a couple more tenths tomorrow. The long run there is a little bit more to find. A bit more work tonight, but generally not a bad day."

 

Fergal Walsh

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  • I wish we had more personalities like Ricciardo in Formula 1. He's one of the few drivers on the grid that doesn't look genuinely annoyed to be talking to the press. He'll actually try to answer questions. He'll joke around. He doesn't use the same stupid phrases all the time to describe things.

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    • Nov 24 2017 - 19:33
    • He is just so likable. And he doesnt get stuck doing just one thing, he is always sorta fresh. Doesnt exactly hurt that he is a good driver either. Certainly a type that benefits the team as a whole when it comes to over all image.

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      • Nov 24 2017 - 21:14

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