Ricciardo robbed of Monaco GP win by pit lane stuff up

Is ‘sorry’ really enough when you are responsible for robbing a driver of a grand prix win?

Australian Formula 1 star Daniel Ricciardo should have won the Monaco GP by at least five seconds on Sunday night. Instead, he came in 7.252 seconds behind Lewis Hamilton.

The Red Bull driver was pumped ahead of the race after scoring his first ever pole position at a GP.


He was in the lead when called in by his pit crew to change his tyres. Only, when he got there they didn’t have the right tyres ready.

He sat for 13 seconds as they sorted out the mess.

Team principal Christian Horner has apologised for the pit stop stuff up, claiming the mistake was a “miscommunication”, blaming the “tightness” of the working space in the team garages.

Ricciardo was understandably irate at missing out on what should have been his fourth career race win.

The Perth driver’s latest heartbreak comes just two weeks after he missed a shot at victory in Spain, due to another team mistake.