New engine for Ricciardo

Elias Hubbard
July 17, 2017

Forcing him to a halt in the drizzly Q1, Ricciardo would eventually slip to the back of the timesheets and into a provisional 19th on the grid in light of multiple grid penalties for Fernando Alonso.

Daniel Ricciardo is concerned that he has lost one of his four engines for the season after suffering a suspected turbo failure in qualifying for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

Speaking about his problem on Saturday, Ricciardo said: "I think it was something to do with the turbo, that was the first noise I heard which didn't sound healthy".

"I have no idea how an engine works", he admitted, "but I know what a turbo sounds like".

"It stayed running and then it all switched off".

Ricciardo is still confident of fighting back into the points paying positions and believes wet weather in Sunday's race could help him move further up the order.

"I probably damaged a bit of the floor, fell back to last again, but the whole race I was pushing and got back up to fifth - it was fun, good times!"

"In the dry I thought we'd have been a bit quicker this weekend, so the dry myself and Max would have been on the third row, but in the inters condition, in the end Q3 was not inters, but in those conditions we were pretty strong out of the box we were quick". We were lacking the speed and therefore unable to get close to the Mercedes and Ferraris but the auto still felt good so I had fun out there. We were quick out of the box, and I saw Max jump up there, so we have a good vehicle. "We have some upgrades coming in Hungary which I am hoping will make some steps towards being able to fight with the top two teams".

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