Daniel Ricciardo is pleased to be moving on from the glitz and glamour of Monaco after a disappointing weekend which ended in retirement following a run-in with Romain Grosjean.
The Australian driver had been running just outside the points when the Lotus driver crashed into the back of his Toro Rosso exiting the tunnel, ending both of their races. Although he was by no means pleased, Ricciardo saw no reason to dwell on the matter when writing in his blog.
“The impact from the Grosjean crash was pretty hard but the car did its job and I was able to walk away, though the damage to the rear-end was pretty extensive. The chassis should be okay but it was a late night at the track for the guys in the garage sorting it all out.
“Sometimes when things like this happen, you want to blow off steam but by that point I really couldn’t be bothered shouting and screaming at Grosjean.”
Instead, Ricciardo told the Frenchma “you’re an idiot”, following the example of Kimi Raikkonen, who spoke of Sergio Perez in a similar tone after the race following his run-in with the Mexican. Whilst this incident cost both drivers points, Ricciardo was pleased that his own altercation did not lose him a top ten position.
“If there’s a bright side, it’s that it didn’t cost me any points. It’s a funny sort of positive to take away but I’d have felt a lot worse if I’d been in the top ten at that stage.”
Ricciardo will be keen on returning to form at the Canadian Grand Prix, where he finished a lonely 14th.