Noooooooo! Daniel Ricciardo’s 2022 season looked to be starting well in Barcelona testing, but Bahrain has gone from bad to a heck of a lot worse 😞
Missing testing last week after catching Covid-19, a water leak in FP2 saw Danny Ric lose out on running yesterday. Combined with McLaren’s problems with overheating breaks, it’s proved to be a recipe for disaster as Ricciardo failed to make it out of Q1 in Bahrain today.
“P18 shows it was definitely tricky,” the Aussie said. “Coming here in different conditions and a different style of circuit, it really threw a few more challenges at us and definitely took time to figure it out, and obviously still not there.”
Danny Ric would have been hoping to put a tough 2021 behind him, but now he finds himself being outqualified by super-sub Nico Hulkenberg, but his lack of pace hasn’t caught him unaware.
Lando is eliminated in Q2. The focus switches to putting it right tomorrow.
Here’s how we’ll line up for the #BahrainGP. 🇧🇭👇
Lando 🇬🇧 P13
Daniel 🇦🇺 P18 pic.twitter.com/cLrQNdmLNl
— McLaren (@McLarenF1) March 19, 2022
“It’s been an uphill battle, and I want to say obviously disappointed, but not too surprised,” he added.
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