Daniel Ricciardo Takes a Shot at Nico Rosberg While Disagreeing With His Baku F1 Claim

Published 06/09/2021, 6:57 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Formula One – Azerbaijan Grand Prix – Baku City Circuit, Baku, Azerbaijan – June 3, 2021 McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo during the press conference Pool via REUTERS/Clive Rose


Daniel Ricciardo has disagreed with Nico Rosberg’s claim of Baku pit straight. After winning the title, he hung his boots and call time on his F1 career.

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Since retiring, Rosberg has embarked on the world of punditry and even has a YouTube channel of his own. He provides interesting insights and analysis on F1 and its workings.

In his new video, he was doing a track analysis of the Baku street circuit and called the wall at the pit straight as ‘dangerous’. The comments have garnered quite a response on social media and also from some current drivers such as Daniel Ricciardo.

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The Australian disagreed with the former world champion and also addressed his new role as a vlogger.

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In his video preview, “Imagine something breaks on the car here. You’re at 350kph. On the left, there’s just a wall, and it’s facing you. If something breaks and you’re in that wall, it’s the end, there’s no more you. To go by there just feels ridiculously wrong,” said Rosberg.

Formula One F1 – Azerbaijan Grand Prix – Baku City Circuit, Baku, Azerbaijan – June 5, 2021, McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo in action during qualifying REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

According to PlanetF1, Ricciardo had a different view from Rosberg. “It’s quite like a fun pit entry, actually. It’s quite intense because you come at such high speed and then you’ve got a chicane. It’s one of the more entertaining ones, so I’m okay with it,” said Ricciardo.

The Australian continued by giving a cheeky nickname for Nico Rosberg. “Obviously, I just get a giggle when I hear… when you said ‘Nico Rosberg with the vlog’. I hear in my head ‘Nico Vlogsberg’. I don’t know if you’ve heard that nickname for him but it makes me chuckle,” said Ricciardo.

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Formula One F1 – Formula One – Azerbaijan Grand Prix – Baku City Circuit, Baku, Azerbaijan – June 3, 2021, McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo ahead of the Grand Prix REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Can Ricciardo get back to his best in 2021?

It has been a struggle for Daniel Ricciardo at McLaren in 2021. He has been out-raced by his young teammate Lando Norris and has finished ahead of him just once this season.

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He has previously mentioned that he had to relearn all the things and alter his driving style to drive this year’s McLaren. McLaren are desperately waiting for their marquee signing to get to grips with the car sooner rather than later.

What do you think? Will Danny Ric find his form at Mclaren soon and challenge Lando Norris? Comment to let us know.

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Devang Chauhan

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