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Daniel Ricciardo

Ricciardo pinpoints cause of heavy Monaco crash

McLaren driver Daniel Ricciardo crashed hard during Friday practice at the Monaco Grand Prix, bringing the opening day of his weekend to a premature finish.

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Daniel Ricciardo believes he and his McLaren team pushed "a little too far" in the build-up to his FP2 shunt at the Monaco Grand Prix.

The former Red Bull racer walked away from the high-speed shunt at the swimming pool section of Circuit de Monaco. He did, however, bring out the red flag, with his day brought to an early end.

"I knew everything that was happening and I tried to save it but, into Turn 13, I already started losing it," Ricciardo has admitted, having left his mechanics with plenty of work to do overnight.

"I tried my best to save it but I couldn't. I could feel the car was starting to get away from me. It's a little strange. I think, honestly, we just pushed push a few things a little too far in a couple of areas."

Ricciardo confident he will bounce back from shunt

Having crashed on his first push lap of FP2, Ricciardo lost a huge chunk of track time. However, with his teammate, Lando Norris, having placed inside the top five, the Australian heads into qualifying day with plenty of confidence.

"I know they'll fix it," said Ricciardo. "Obviously, we missed the whole session, but I'm okay and we'll be ready to go tomorrow.

"The morning was good. We'll use that. Lando had a pretty good FP2 by the look of it. We can bounce back."

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