Hungarian GP 2022: Daniel Ricciardo penalized for collision with Lance Stroll video, F1 news

Daniel Ricciardo’s nightmare season has only gotten worse, with the Australian finishing 15th in Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring.

Despite starting 10th on the grid and spinning on lap 40, Red Bull’s Max Verstappen won his eighth race of the season to extend his lead in the drivers’ standings before the season’s half. .

It was an extraordinary day for Verstappen, but the same certainly cannot be said for his former team-mate Ricciardo.

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The McLaren driver was on course for a potential point finish before a collision with Aston Martin’s Lance Stroll on lap 48 ruined his race.

Ricciardo and Stroll were battling for position before the 32-year-old’s tires locked up and he understeered towards Stroll as they rounded the outside of Turn 2.

The Canadian spun around and Ricciardo received a five-second penalty for causing a collision.

Nothing went right for Ricciardo after the incident, slowly moving down the order on the slower hard tyres.

He was overtaken by Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel and AlphaTauri’s Yuki Tsunoda before finishing 15th, behind Haas’ Mick Schumacher.

Earlier at the Hungarian Grand Prix, Ricciardo was celebrating a stunning double overtake that lifted him into the points.

The Australian, who started ninth on the grid, dropped to 12th after an early pit stop but managed to overtake the two Alpine drivers within seconds on lap 24.

As Esteban Ocon and Fernando Alonso battled it out at Turn 2, Ricciardo spun out and slid inside at the next corner.

It was arguably his best moment of the season to date.

“Come on, fuck,” the Perth driver yelled into the team radio.

There were some scary moments during Sunday’s race: AlphaTauri’s Yuki Tsunoda spun on lap 35, while Alfa Romeo’s Valtteri Bottas retired on the penultimate lap, forcing a virtual safety car to arrive late.

Rain also started to fall on the track with a couple of minutes remaining, meaning Verstappen had to tiptoe towards the finish line.

But the reigning world champion kept his composure and got the job done, winning his eighth race of the season and the 28th of his career.

“At the beginning I was hoping I could get close to the podium, but the conditions were very tricky, but we had a very good strategy,” said Verstappen.

“We were very reactive and always pitted at the right time, I think we put in some good laps and in the end, even with the 360, we won the race.

“It was a crazy race and of course I am very happy that I won it.”

The F1 season will resume at the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday August 28.

Originally published as Daniel Ricciardo penalized for colliding with Lance Stroll at the Hungarian Grand Prix

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