BARCELONA, Spain — After Red Bull teammates Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo collided on the final spherical in Baku, Ricciardo is anticipating each drivers to obtain a stern warning from group boss Christian Horner forward of Sunday’s Spanish Grand Prix.
Verstappen and Ricciardo each retired from the Azerbaijan Grand Prix two weeks in the past when the pair made contact whereas preventing for fourth place. Horner, who warned the drivers forward of the race to watch out, was livid after the incident however stopped wanting imposing group orders on the pair this weekend.
Nevertheless, after the 2 drivers certified inside zero.002s of one another in fifth and sixth on the Barcelona grid, Ricciardo is anticipating guidelines of engagement to be laid down in Sunday’s pre-race briefing.
“For sure, I expect Christian to definitely have a word with us tomorrow before the race,” Ricciardo stated. “For the subsequent few races, till issues relax and he sees proof that issues have calmed down, he will certainly discuss to us.
“We are in a tough place as a result of we need to not solely beat one another however attempt to assault Kimi [Raikkonen, who starts fourth] or whoever is in entrance of us. Look, we have attacked earlier than and stored it clear, so we simply want to try this.”
When Verstappen was requested how he would strategy Sunday’s race, he stated: “I might be even quicker. Sometimes it would not work out. Sometimes you additionally want momentum. So I hope from now onwards, it simply goes in that path, as a result of I do not suppose I must do something totally different.
“And I won’t because that’s not who I am. At the end of the day, it has brought me to where I am so I can’t really complain about that.”