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Australian Grand Prix: Daniel Ricciardo Gets Grid Penalty For Red Flag Infringement

Australia’s Daniel Ricciardo got a three-put lattice punishment at his home Formula One race for driving too quick under warning conditions amid training in Melbourne on Friday. The Red Bull driver was found to have neglected to remain over the required least time set by the FIA in the last two small scale divisions of the lap in the second practice session. Therefore, Ricciardo was given a three-put framework punishment and two punishment focuses. Stewards said the punishment was diminished as Ricciardo had eased back to a certain extent, and no ‘peril was made’.

“The stewards assessed the information and video and found that Ricciardo did in certainty neglect to remain over the base time set by the FIA ECU in the penultimate and last smaller than normal marshaling segments,” read the report.

“The stewards additionally found that Ricciardo moderated by as much as 175km/h from his quick circumstances at Turn 12 and was reliably and essentially slower in the last three turns, showing that he was completely consenting to the necessities of the International Sporting Code.

“Be that as it may, he conceded a mistake in perusing his dash and was somewhat underneath the base time.”

Ricciardo, who did not complete in a year ago’s Melbourne race, can’t presently begin Sunday’s race any higher than 6th place.

No home driver has completed on the platform in the 33-year history of the Australian GP, in spite of the fact that Ricciardo climbed the platform in second place in 2014 just to be excluded for a fuel stream detail on his Red Bull auto.

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