Daniel Ricciardo added the newest unhappy chapter to his time at McLaren on Monday morning AEDT.
The Aussie star has endured a tricky time on the Woking-based outfit and he solely had himself guilty on the Interlagos Circuit in Brazil.
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After ranging from eleventh on the grid, Ricciardo jumped as much as ninth and located himself behind Haas’ Kevin Magnussen.
Magnussen shocked the System 1 world on Saturday when he out-qualified everyone to assert pole place for the Dash race.
Sadly his weekend got here to an finish by the hands of Ricciardo.
As the sector made its method across the monitor, Ricciardo got here in too scorching to the nook and slammed his McLaren into the again of Magnussen.
The impression despatched Magnussen spinning round and left him in the midst of the monitor, he let his automotive roll backwards to get it out of harms method however because it rolled off the monitor it collected Ricciardo, who was making an attempt to keep away from any additional carnage.
“It’s all going to go horribly flawed … that’s 100 per cent Daniel’s fault,” Martin Brundle mentioned on Sky Sports activities.
“That was a disgrace. I’ve obtained to provide that 100 per cent to Daniel I’m afraid.
“In a method you possibly can say don’t roll backwards, jam your foot on the brakes – he needed to let it roll backwards and get out the best way.”
The horror incident means Ricciardo could possibly be slapped with a penalty forward of his last race behind the wheel of the McLaren.
The newest catastrophe solely provides to Ricciardo’s nightmare since making the transfer from Renault after two seasons.
In his first season with McLaren the Aussie completed eighth within the drivers standings, 45 factors behind teammate Lando Norris.
Issues nevertheless have gone even additional south in season two as Ricciardo has didn’t even come near a podium end.
The 33-year-old’s finest end this season got here through the Singapore Grand Prix when he crossed the road fifth and he showcased his talents through the Mexico Grand Prix by claiming a scintillating seventh positioned end.
Sadly for Ricciardo followers, the lows have drastically outweighed the highs.
Via 21 races within the 2022 season Ricciardo has solely completed within the factors on six events and had three races the place he failed to complete.
In stark distinction, Norris has solely completed outdoors of the factors on six events with two of these being races the place he didn’t end.
Norris claimed a podium end on the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix behind Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez.
Ricciardo’s McLaren tenure ends after subsequent weekend’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and the West Australian shall be compelled to share the storage together with his substitute.
Fellow Aussie Oscar Piastri will be a part of McLaren after being granted an early launch from his Alpine contract.
Piastri despatched the F1 circus into overdrive mid-season when he shunned Alpine after signing a contract to affix McLaren, a transfer that ended on the Contract Recognition Board.
Regardless of months of backlash and anger from throughout the Alpine staff in the direction of Piastri, the staff lastly agreed to let him depart early.
The transfer will permit Piastri to take part within the post-season younger driver check that follows in Abu Dhabi, which is able to give him a primary alternative to drive McLaren’s 2022 automotive.
For Ricciardo his post-season nonetheless stays shrouded in thriller with no indication given as of but to what his 2023 future holds.
With hyperlinks to each Mercedes and Crimson Bull in a reserve driver capability, Ricciardo is hopeful of rejoining the grid after taking a yr off. A transfer that left former world champion Jenson Button scratching his head.
McLaren’s day went from unhealthy to worse when Norris’ automotive misplaced energy, forcing him to park the automotive in the very same spot the place Ricciardo crashed out.