Ricciardo needed to “cool off” after Monaco
A fortnight on from the pit-stop error that cost him victory at the Monaco Grand Prix, Daniel Ricciardo appears to have overcome the immense disappointment in time to focus on this weekend’s race in Montreal.
“I definitely felt after the race that I wasn’t in a place, probably no one was in a place to try to resolve what happened,” said the Red Bull driver. “I let it cool a couple of days and then I spoke to Christian [Horner], I spoke to my engineer.”
The Australian had an opportunity to reclaim the race lead from Lewis Hamilton during the final set of stops, but a delay in retrieving tyres from the back of the garage left him behind the world champion with little prospect of overtaking.
Ricciardo confirmed that Red Bull have upgraded their pit-wall software to ensure that the “mistake” doesn’t happen again. What he would give for a repeat of his 2014 Canada GP win this Sunday…