Ricciardo suffers allergic reaction during Silverstone race

24-07-2021 08:20 | Updated: 24-07-2021 14:23
by GPblog.com
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Ricciardo suffers allergic reaction during Silverstone race

McLaren are enjoying an excellent season and performed well again during the British Grand Prix. Where Lando Norris finished behind Valtteri Bottas in fourth place, Daniel Ricciardo reached the fifth position. That last performance was in hindsight more clever than expected.

The Australian had to work hard during the race to keep Carlos Sainz behind him. Although he was busy enough with that, Ricciardo suddenly developed a fever on the twelfth lap of the race due to an allergic reaction to pollen. However, he had no way of anticipating it and had to continue the race, according to the Spanish source Soy engine.

Disappointing pit stop

Ricciardo finished more than 14 seconds behind Norris. The McLaren driver had a good chance of a podium during the GP, but a disappointing pit stop meant Norris had to give up time. The Englishman could not overcome the disappointment and had to settle for fourth position.

For now Ricciardo is eighth in the world championship. The Australian driver scored 40 points and is now 11 points ahead of Pierre Gasly. He is 18 points behind number seven Sainz.

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