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Daniel Ricciardo Sees Progress in China and Eyes Strong Performance Despite a Grid Penalty in the Upcoming Race.

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Formula 1 fans are buzzing with anticipation as the Miami Grand Prix approaches. However, one driver who won’t be celebrating is Daniel Ricciardo. The Australian racing sensation has been handed a three-place grid penalty for the upcoming Miami weekend due to a safety car infringement during the Chinese Grand Prix.

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In a recent post, ‘Junaid#JB17’ wrote: “Daniel Ricciardo: The Shanghai result didn’t reflect it, but we made progress in China; the performance of the car was strong and I’m confident that will continue. Obviously, it’ll be a challenge this weekend given the three-place grid penalty, but we’ll be pushing for points.”

Daniel Ricciardo’s incident that awarded a penalty

Daniel Ricciardo

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During the Chinese Grand Prix, Ricciardo found himself behind the wheel of his Aston Martin, battling it out on the Shanghai International Circuit. However, a critical moment occurred when he overtook the Haas of Nico Hulkenberg while the race was under Safety Car conditions. This move caught the attention of the stewards, who investigated the incident.

Ricciardo admitted to deliberately overtaking Hulkenberg, citing that the Haas driver had done the same earlier in the race. However, the stewards were not swayed by this explanation. They deemed Ricciardo’s action unjustifiable and slapped him with a 10-second time penalty. Unfortunately for Ricciardo, he was forced to retire from the race due to damage inflicted by Lance Stroll’s collision, rendering the time penalty moot.

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I'm Moin Akhunji, a passionate sports writer renowned for my unique storytelling approach. My expertise spans across various sports, notably NASCAR, F1, and IndyCar. I hold a profound admiration for athletes like Chase Elliott and Dale Earnhardt Jr. When I'm not crafting articles, you'll likely find me trekking in the hills, indulging in my favorite hobby.
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