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Ricciardo shocked by Bottas’ lack of tempo at Monza

Ricciardo handed Bottas firstly and stayed forward of him till the protection automobile interval and subsequent pitstops, once they swapped positions.

He then adopted the Mercedes for the remainder of the race, finally ending proper behind it in sixth place.

Bottas later reported a dealing with concern, with the automobile proving particularly tough in proper handers.

“Valtteri didn’t look particularly quick for their, let’s say, normalcy,” mentioned Ricciardo. “In the first stint I got him on lap one, and then I expected him to come back by me pretty soon after, and he didn’t. And I think at some point I was actually pulling away.

“I do know we’ve not been gradual this weekend. But after all, we’re additionally not a Mercedes for the time being. So I used to be just a little bit shocked.

“And then on the second stint, he had track position on me, and I did feel he definitely made a few errors into Ascari, the left, so Turn Eight into Nine a few times.

“But to be trustworthy that was a spot the place I used to be struggling as effectively, so I could not actually capitalise, however I may see he struggled just a little bit there.

“It just didn’t look like he had massive pace again for a Mercedes.”

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Ricciardo admitted that the protection automobile and purple flag did not go Renault’s method on condition that AlphaTauri gained with Pierre Gasly, and a Racing Point and each McLarens additionally completed forward.

“I certainly enjoyed the race, I felt I put myself in the best position at most given times,” he mentioned. “But the circumstances with us. I wasn’t the only one, so I don’t want to jump up and down and cry.

“But certain I used to be one in every of one in every of them who suffered a bit with the protection automobile and purple flag. So it is a type of ones like perhaps what may have been, however on the finish of the day that is racing, and we won’t dwell on that and have our heads down.

“Getting a sixth and an eighth with Esteban [Ocon] and obviously still losing quite a bit of points in constructors’, I think that obviously hurts a team because normally that’s a good weekend.

“But once more, we’ve to simply settle for that luck wasn’t on our aspect at this time. And that is that is that.”

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