F1 Japan Qualifying: Daniel Ricciardo was visibly angry after being eliminated in Q2 at the qualifying round in Japan.
Lewis Hamilton grabbed pole position in a rain-marred qualifying race in Japan. Both the Mercedes took the top-two spots, followed by Max Verstappen of Red Bull Racing.
Hamilton’s closest rival to the Championship, Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel finished 9th. Ferrari made a blunder in electing for the wrong tyre in changeable conditions at the start of Q3.
“This is not the position we deserve to be in,” said the Ferrari’s number one after the race.
Daniel Ricciardo, on the other hand, needed to be pushed down to the pit after yet another power failure in his Red Bull. He will start at 15th in the race tomorrow.
F1 Japan Qualifying: Ricciardo angry:
The Red Bull Racing driver was angry with the poor performance of his car. The Australian was eliminated in the Q2 with a failure in his C-spec engine. As the team mechanics hurried to solve the issue, it began to pour down, giving no chance for him to progress to Q3.
“I just blew out my vocals. I’m pis**d,” said Ricciardo after the race.
Daniel Ricciardo has lost more power this year than Britain has in Europe #JapaneseGP
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“I felt a loss of power out of the last corner and just before I started the lap. I knew it seemed terminal – I just can’t catch a break.
Daniel Ricciardo has missed Q3 4 times in the last 6 races, compared to 3 times in the rest of his Red Bull career combined #JapaneseGP
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“Qualifying is important here, as always. It’s hard to follow but I’ll try do what I can. I dunno, it’s pretty painful.”
It was the fifth time in the last seven races when Ricciardo failed to proceed to Q3.
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After being eliminated from the qualifying, Daniel Ricciardo was so angry with himself, that as he went in, he screamed ‘f**!”, which was caught on the camera.
Lewis Hamilton will start from pole position in a bid to further strengthen his position in the drivers’ championships. Ferrari, however, suffer another setback as Sebastian Vettel failed to rival the Mercedes number one.
Here is the video of Daniel Ricciardo’s outburst after elimination:
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