“Which Street Does Ricciardo Run?” – Twitter Mocks the McLaren F1 Driver for Baku Crash

Published 06/05/2021, 9:41 AM EDT
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

Things have gone from bad to worse for Daniel Ricciardo in his new chapter at the McLaren. In the intense qualifying session at Baku, he crashed his car at turn 3 of the circuit during Q2.


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Twitter understandably exploded after his crash. And while some were worried about him, others made fun of his drop in performance since joining the papaya team.

Not only Ricciardo’s made him retire but drivers such Sebastian Vettel 0f Aston Martin, Williams’s George Russell, French driver, Esteban Ocon and Kimi Raikkonen were knocked as the session got red-flagged in the final minutes


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Twitter reacts to the Honey Badger’s crash at Baku

Fans were quick to react to the McLaren driver retiring from the qualifying session after he crashed his car into the corner.

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How will Daniel Ricciardo fair tomorrow?

Prior to this, during the practice session, Ricciardo managed to be the fifth fastest in FP1, 13th in FP2, and 10th in the final practice session of the day

During the qualifying rounds, Daniel managed to make it into Q2. However, in the last minutes of the session, Ricciardo found himself in the walls, which red-flagged the session.

Formula One F1 – Monaco Grand Prix – Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco – May 20, 2021 McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo in action during practice REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Now, Ricciardo will use this time to reflect on his performance and hope for a better tomorrow. He will hope to learn from this and not repeat the same once the lights go out tomorrow for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

The Australian will be looking to rub off the bad spells on his debut season with the team. He hopes to bounce back and get the results needed to boost his confidence.


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Can Ricciardo recover his weekend at Baku by putting in a stellar performance on Sunday? We can only cross our fingers and hope for the best.

Adding to their problems is that Lando Norris got served a 3-place grid penalty for not following order during red flags. Hence the young Brit will see the lights from 9th on the grid instead of 6th.

The team currently sits in third place in the constructor’s championship with 80 points. They hope to hold on to that and maybe even earn some more from this weekend, depending on how Lando Norris and Ricciardo perform.


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Arpit Gomes

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.