“Seb spin” rubbed salt in the wound for Renault

Ricciardo impressed for Renault through practice and qualifying at Silverstone, but a decision to take a set of medium compound tyres for his second stint of the race caused him to lose pace and fall down the order.

Ricciardo found himself outside of the points trailing a group of cars including Carlos Sainz, Sebastian Vettel and Alexander Albon when he spun at Village.

It cost Ricciardo more time before a third pit stop dropped him further back, with the Australian ultimately crossing the line in a lowly 14th place.

Speaking after the race, Ricciardo compared his spin to those seen from former Red Bull teammate Sebastian Vettel, losing control of his car when getting back on the throttle.

“I actually caught Seb in the media pen, and I feel like this is, unfortunately for him the last few years, it is a bit of a Seb spin,” Ricciardo said.

“When you are the inside car, and as soon as you get on throttle, you lose it. He did it with me in Austin in 2017 I think, or 2018, and it is one I don’t think I had experienced yet.

“I could see Carlos, and you try to obviously squeeze a little bit but not have contact and then as soon as I opened the wheel and got on the throttle, it just went around.

“I think when you are in such close vicinity to another car on that side angle, you lose a chunk of downforce…

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