Daniel Ricciardo believes Red Bull's Max Verstappen should have just kept going after snatching the lead away from Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton towards the end of the Bahrain Grand Prix.
Verstappen had caught Hamilton with three laps to go at Sakhir, and passed the Mercedes driver into Turn 4. However, he ran wide exiting the corner and exceeded track limits. FIA Race Director Michael Masi instructed Red Bull to cede the position, which Verstappen did. The Dutch driver was unable to get back in front before the end.
Asked about the incident ahead of the Emilia Romagna GP, Ricciardo believes he would have handled the incident differently to his former teammate.
"It's easy in hindsight, I think if it's for the win, just go for it. I haven't heard Max today, I'm sure he's been asked about it but I guess if he's answering it now, I would say he's probably saying I should have just kept going.
"It's weird because you could.. I mean, people were using that line. So, kind of like it was for the lead and, yeah, I don't know.
"If it was me right now knowing what I know, I'm going. Sailing off into the sunset!"