Anti-stall caused start woes - Ricciardo

By on Sunday, April 12, 2015
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Daniel Ricciardo was left to rue a terrible start which compromised his chances of a strong result at the Chinese Grand Prix.

Ricciardo started from seventh place on the grid but the anti-stall kicked in on his Red Bull RB11 and he dropped to 17th position on the opening lap.

Ricciardo recovered through the field but could manage only ninth place as Red Bull's troubled start to the campaign continued.

"We got into anti-stall on the start, which hasn’t happened before; we have to look and see what happened," he said.

"It’s frustrating, that shaped the race and in the traffic we struggled to get by. At least some positives are that we learned a few areas where we need to improve and the smart guys in the team can find a solution.

"I had a little battle with [team-mate] Daniil [Kvyat], I don’t know if I was optimistic in trying to get past, we were on different race strategies but we’ll sort it out in the debrief.

"We underachieved today, but hopefully we find something in the next few days and have a better result in Bahrain."

Kvyat was forced to retire early on due to an engine problem.

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