Crash was my fault, Ricciardo admits

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Daniel Ricciardo admitted the crash which put him out of the Singapore Grand Prix was his fault.

“The crash was my error, trying to make up for lost ground,” said the Toro Rosso driver.

“In the second stint, my engineer came on the radio and said ‘the pace is good, keep pushing.’ I was aware that for the pace we had, we were not doing too badly and maybe at the end I was just trying to get too much out of it and made that mistake.

“It’s a delicate corner with not much run-off and I went too deep into the apex. I then braked a bit harder, locked a wheel and went into the wall. It’s not a mistake I’m used to making. I will learn from this.”

Ricciardo, who will join Sebastian Vettel at Red Bull next year, said he was trying to recover after making a poor start:

“At the start, my car just seemed to sit there without moving off the line. It was very frustrating to lose so many places right away. I think I went down five places from ninth on the grid to fourteenth. So I was on the back foot from then on, just trying to do the best I could.”