Daniel Ricciardo says there was nothing extra he may have accomplished to attempt to finish his time with Red Bull with a podium end on the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Sunday’s race on the Yas Marina Circuit was Ricciardo’s final outing with Red Bull earlier than making the swap to Renault in 2019. The Australian was keen to finish the season on a excessive, however in the end missed out on the rostrum on the expense of teammate Max Verstappen.
Red Bull’s technique of extending Ricciardo’s first stint significantly to give him more energizing tyres on the finish did not repay due to the low tyre degradation skilled on the super-soft tyres, which means he wasn’t in a position to launch an assault on Verstappen for third.
When reflecting on the race, Ricciardo stated: “It wasn’t probably the most thrilling race. It was enjoyable, but it surely put me out of attain with the leaders, so I do not know if we had a lot of a selection. I do not know if we had many different choices. We may have pitted earlier and stored observe place. It is all the time arduous to know.
“Lewis pitted actually early and possibly did not suppose that will go to the tip so strongly. So it was all proper, only a bit helpless on the finish. I could not actually do a lot. The tempo benefit initially was robust. After which it fell away fairly rapidly. We in all probability simply weren’t fast sufficient.”
Ricciardo leaves the crew with seven grand prix victories and 29 podium finishes. He has made the ”shoey” his trademark celebration and Ricciardo admits he is disillusioned he wasn’t in a position to do it one final time in Red Bull colors.
“I might have liked the rostrum, so I am unable to be ecstatic with fourth. I used to be a however lonely the previous couple of laps. We shut this chapter now, so thanks to Red Bull and the entire Red Bull household. Would have liked to have drank out of my shoe, however we’ll see, nonetheless a number of hours to go.”