Ricciardo: Anti-stall glitch shaped my race

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Daniel Ricciardo was left frustrated after an anti-stall glitch ruined his start, dropping him down the field at the Chinese Grand Prix.

Ricciardo lined up seventh on the grid, but was slow off the start as the anti-stall kicked in on his Red Bull, leaving him 17th at the end of the opening lap.

The Australian produced a strong drive from there to fight his way back up to ninth, collecting two points.

“We got into anti-stall on the start, which hasn’t happened before; we have to look and see what happened,” he said. “It’s frustrating, that shaped the race and in the traffic we struggled to get by.

“At least some positives are that we learned a few areas where we need to improve and the smart guys in the team can find a solution.

“I had a little battle with Daniil [Kvyat], I don’t know if I was optimistic in trying to get past, we were on different race strategies but we’ll sort it out in the debrief.

“We underachieved today, but hopefully we find something in the next few days and have a better result in Bahrain.”

Daniil Kvyat retired early on with smoke pouring from the back of his car after an engine failure.

“This weekend has been a bit tricky, and not the happy ending we would have liked,” he admitted. “I saw a lot of smoke coming from the rear of my car, I am not sure what happened but the team are investigating.

“It’s not an easy situation, but we have to stay strong, I am with the team and we will all work on it together, and we’ll keep our heads high heading into Bahrain.”

Image courtesy of Red Bull Content Pool

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