Daniel Ricciardo will start the Monaco GP from third position after beating teammate Sebastian Vettel again – and yet the Red Bull driver insisted that he was disappointed by his performance.
Third also gives him at least some chance of beating Lewis Hamilton into Ste Devote, from the more favorable side of the track.
“I think we left a bit on the table,” he said. “We fought the car pretty hard in qualifying, and were trying to find a bit more from it. I thought I was getting around it OK but coming up to Turn 8 I just lost the rear completely on exit and pretty much the lap was gone after that. Frustrated, I think we could have been much closer. So a little bit disappointed.
“It was definitely nice to fight at the front on the field and around here it’s a lot of fun, definitely. It’s always nice when you’ve got a quick car but around here it does feel awesome. The last lap there, went for one last push and just didn’t really get the grip back that I was hoping for and just couldn’t improve on the lap I’d done in the first part of Q3. So, it was a shame because I think in the first part of Q3 we still had a little bit more in there and [I'm] a bit frustrated to be honest.”Daniel Ricciardo, Formula 1, Monaco GP