Daniel Ricciardo admits he is frustrated to have had his Q3 time deleted, leaving him tenth on the grid for the British Grand Prix.
With the FIA being strict with track limits throughout qualifying, Ricciardo saw his final lap deleted when he went off track with all four wheels at Copse. Having been tenth before his last attempt, Ricciardo jumped up to seventh before the time was erased. The Red Bull driver believes he was "3cm" across the line and says the punishment is more severe than his indiscretion.
"It was put in place, so I guess I am not arguing with it, but it was a sniff and it cost me a lot in the end and that is what I am frustrated about," Ricciardo said. "It wasn’t a massive chunk so I guess from my side I didn’t see it as a lap time gain, so at least if I compare my good lap, I still think it has reference but it has cost me three positions on the grid."
Ricciardo has also been hampered by a lack of power, saying he was losing time compared to his team-mate Daniil Kvyat on the straights.
"The car has been OK to be honest. We haven’t had any fundamental problems, I think high-speed has been good, we have just lacked some low speed grip and that has been a bit of a weakeness this weekend.
"I have been down on power compared to Daniil, we have been slower on the straights. Yesterday we saw it and we thought it would be better or fixed today, but I don’t know if it’s a fuel flow metre or something, but I am bleeding lap time on the straights which is pretty frustrating."
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