Ricciardo lands a strong fifth place in the recent Formula 1 US Grand Prix race while Saintz feels he played dirty.
While things have ended strongly for Ricciardo, other racers are not too pleased with his recent performance.
At some point in the race, Saintz and Ricciardo made contact which led Ricciardo to make what Saintz called ‘a dirty defense’. According to Saintz, Ricciardo did not leave enough room for him to regain the position he lost on the outside.
Ricciardo’s defence scores him 10 points
Saintz seemed to have enough room to move but the Spaniard was angered by the Australians defense. He later admitted that he would have done the same thing if he were in Ricciardo’s position.
“My take is obviously that he — the guy on the inside does this kind of thing on purpose always to try and squeeze the guy on the outside. I would have done it the same.
“I would have done the same thing”
Although Saintz agreed with the defense Ricciardo made, he felt that his competitor could have done it a bit cleaner as he “nearly spun”.
Fortunately, no damage was suffered in the incident, which the race stewards ticked off without awarding any penalties to either driver.
No hard feelings between the guys
Meanwhile, Saintz finished off in seventh place after missing his gap.
Currently, the racers seem to be at a good place. Both racers believe that there are areas of improvement regardless of how good the race went. “
So, the excitement is not over yet. The next race will be taking place on 5th November 2021.