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Daniel Ricciardo: “I don’t think I went off”

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Daniel Ricciardo saw his best time during final qualifying at Silverstone deleted after stewards deemed he had exceeded track limits at Copse Corner during his final run, although the Australian believed he not crossed the white line.

The Infiniti Red Bull Racing driver would have qualified in seventh had his time stood, but will now be forced to start from tenth, but felt he enjoyed the session, especially around the high-speed corners, although he admitted to losing time in the slower corners and down the straights.

“It was a mixed qualifying for me,” revealed Ricciardo. “My fastest time was deleted and it’s something we have to review as I don’t think I went off, we’ll check the video and see.

“The car felt really nice in the high-speed corners, it was a lot of fun to drive, but we have been struggling through the low-speed corners and I think that’s where we have been losing most of our time, along with the straights.

“If I start from P10, we’ll see what we can do with strategy to finish further up the grid.” 

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