Ricciardo 'screwed' and 'hurt' by Monaco mistake

By on Sunday, May 29, 2016
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Red Bull/Getty Images

Daniel Ricciardo says he feels "screwed" by Red Bull as he missed out on victory at the Monaco Grand Prix, despite leading the early stages of the race.

Ricciardo surged clear of the pack in wet conditions but ceded the lead when he pitted for Intermediate tyres as Lewis Hamilton stayed out on Full Wets.

Ricciardo closed the deficit and Hamilton opted to make his sole stop for Ultra Soft tyres once the circuit dried.

Ricciardo pitted one lap later but Red Bull did not have his Super Soft tyres ready, costing him crucial seconds in the process.

Ricciardo emerged behind Hamilton in second place, with the order maintained for the remainder of the race.

"I don’t even want to comment on the race to be honest," he said.

"I guess from the outside we put on a show. It shouldn’t have been as exciting as it was.

"But two weekends in a row I’ve been screwed. It hurts, but thanks to everyone for sticking it out.

"I got called into the box. They should have been ready. It hurts, it hurts. I don’t have anything else to say to be honest."

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