Ricciardo wants to "get back to where we deserve to be" after disqualification

25-09-2019 19:29 | Updated: 25-09-2019 19:29
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Ricciardo wants to get back to where we deserve to be after disqualification

Daniel Ricciardo thought he'd qualified in a strong 8th place for the Singapore Grand Prix but he was forced to start from the back after the FIA determined his MGU-K system as illegal. The Australian provided some entertainment at the back, but he couldn't fight back to earn points for Renault

The two Renault drivers recorded a P4 and P5 in Italy. After upgrades over the summer break and a strong PU in the back, Ricciardo believes the team should be nearer the top. 

"The whole weekend was a bit of a shame, in the end, having initially looked so promising. The disqualification was painful to take as we know how important track position is in Singapore and how difficult overtaking can be," Ricciardo said. 

"It is what it is and we gave it our best. I was having a lot of fun for the first-half of the race with some overtakes, but then it all came undone. It would have been a great result had we pulled it off. We have the opportunity to carry some energy into Russia and look to make amends and be back where we deserve to be. 

"After the summer break, we've looked very strong and turned the battle for fourth around. A good result in Sochi is possible, we just need to piece together a solid weekend like we have at the last few Grands Prix."

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