“Wouldn’t turn your back on us” – Ricciardo dispels myth amid Hamilton-Verstappen F1 Crash saga


Daniel Ricciardo won the Italian Grand Prix last weekend. It was his first victory since the 2018 Monaco Grand Prix and McLaren’s first victory since 2012 in Brazil. The race will surely be considered one of the best and craziest of the season with plenty of talking points.


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One of the main talking points in the race, besides Daniel’s victory, was the crash between Hamilton and Verstappen. the title rivals collided for the second time this season, and the Australian driver thought it was a racing incident and shed light on the crash from his perspective.

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McLaren driver explains why Max didn’t check Lewis after crash

In his last appearance on the Pardon My Take podcast, the McLaren driver gave his opinion that Max Verstappen did not check out Lewis Hamilton after the crash. Max’s Red Bull slipped over Lewis’s helmet and landed on his Mercedes.

“It will obviously sound diplomatic, but in general all of us, drivers and grids, certainly have rivalries. We don’t get along at our best, but if he had a fall and we knew the guy was 100% injured, we all try to go and help him.

“If we knew something was serious, we wouldn’t turn our backs. So I’ll leave it at that, “ Daniel said if Max had helped Lewis.


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I think where I felt a little vulnerable was at the end of this stint: Ricciardo

As reported by Motorsport.com, the Australian rider believes he deserved to win the race despite his title rivals falling. He said he had the race under control after the pit stops and knew he would win the race.

“I think where I felt a little vulnerable was at the end of this stint, where the tires were exploding. But I believe that the others were also suffering. So in my head, I thought we were going to be vulnerable then.


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Formula 1 F1 – Italian Grand Prix – Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy – September 12, 2021 Italian Olympic 100m champion Marcell Jacobs waves the checkered flag as McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo wins the REUTERS / Jennifer Lorenzini race

“I stung, and I think everyone stung too, so I think we were all in trouble at the same time. And that’s when we came back to our heads, so I was like ‘okay we have this today’ as if, unless something unfortunate happens, we can really win this race.

“I think that’s when the last belief you need to complete it came in, and you’re like ‘okay, someone’s going to have to take it from me today because if not, we win this thing “,” said the McLaren driver.


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The victory was important to him as he has struggled this season against his teammate. It was also McLaren’s first double since 2010 in Canada.

Would Ricciardo have won if the accident hadn’t happened? Let us know.

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