Ricciardo Still Without Apology From Stroll: 'He Clearly Doesn't Think He Did Anything Wrong'

Friday, 03 May 2024 at 22:00
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Speaking to the media ahead of the 6th round of the season in Miami, Daniel Ricciardo reflected on the incident with Lance Stroll from China and suggested he still hasn't received an apology.
Daniel Ricciardo's race during the fifth round of the season in China was destroyed when Lance Stroll rammed into the back of his car, damaging his floor and diffuser.
The bizarre thing about this incident was that it happened under the safety car. The Aston Martin driver claimed that it wasn't his fault, as the cars in front of him suddenly braked, and he had no time to react.
Even if there are disagreements, drivers tend to solve this kind of situation privately after the race weekend. However, Ricciardo apparently received no apology from the 25-year-old. According to PlanetF1, he said:

"If he texted just saying, 'Yeah, you know, my bad', whatever. Okay, I can accept an apology. I'm not that much of an a**ehole. But the fact that there's not even that, he clearly doesn't think he did anything wrong. So I guess there's not much to say."

"If we sit next to each other tomorrow at the driver's briefing and he wants to chat, I'm not gonna ignore him or anything."

The Canadian driver apparently still feels that the incident wasn't his fault, and consequently, there is nothing to apologize for. Nevertheless, the Honey Badger suggests he would do it if the roles were reversed.

"Look, when I was younger, maybe I was more stubborn and maybe I didn’t always apologise for something that was my fault."

"But certainly, like the last few years, if I make a mistake or take someone out, or even if it's like 50/50, I'll still say 'Yeah, maybe I could have done better so sorry for ruining our day.'"