Angry Ricciardo felt 'disgraced' by Singapore stewards

Renault’s Daniel Ricciardo says the Singapore Grand Prix stewards’ decision to exclude him from qualifying ruined his weekend and left him feeling ‘disgraced’ by the harshness of the penalty.

Ricciardo had enjoyed a productive qualifying session on Saturday, clocking in P8, but a technical infringement involving an MGU-K power limit breach in Q1 let to the Aussie being thrown out of the session and starting his race from the back of the grid.

Renault pleaded with the stewards, highlighting the fact that the MGU-K power surge had happened just once and only delivered an insignificant microsecond gain to Ricciardo, but the argument fell on deaf ears.

The Honey Badger started his race with the bit between his teeth and appeared set for a top-ten finish when a spat with Alfa Romeo’s Antonio Giovinazzi led to a puncture and a pit stop that put him out of contention for points.

Beyond the lousy race result, Ricciardo still couldn’t wrap his head around the stewards’ severe call from the day before.

“For me, it happened on one occurrence on one lap. If it was happening at the same corner every lap throughout the session, I would not complain at all,” he said, quoted by

“It’s like track limits, you go off and gain an advantage, delete that lap. We didn’t even gain an advantage from this and yet they delete the whole session.

“I was disgraced by that,” he admitted. “I voiced my opinion and I will keep voicing it.

“They are doing all the great things by letting us race on track and all that, but then what’s the point of not giving penalties on track but then giving a massive penalty for something that’s out of my control.

“I have some strong words for them, but I’ll leave that. I think you know what I feel. They ruined my weekend.

“A 12-hour flight return, I feel was bit for nothing. So maybe they will pay for my seat on the way home tomorrow,” said Ricciardo who felt “a lot of anger”.

“You feel hard done by because I’ve never pissed off anyone there personally. I don’t have a grudge on anyone. I’d think just a bit of common sense would prevail.”

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2019 Singapore Grand Prix Index

Welcome to our index page of the 2019 Singapore Grand Prix. From here you will be able to find links to all our latest reports, pictures and results from the Marina Bay Street Circuit

Session Reports

FP1: Verstappen clocks in fastest in first practice in Singapore

FP2: Hamilton takes command in second practice at Marina Bay

FP3: Leclerc edges Hamilton in final practice in Singapore

Qualifying: Brilliant Leclerc stuns Hamilton for Singapore GP pole

Race: Vettel beats Leclerc as Mercedes slump in Singapore


Gallery: All the pictures from Thursday’s build-up in the Marina Bay Street Circuit

Gallery: All the pictures from practice day in the Marina Bay Street Circuit

Gallery: All the pictures from qualifying day in the Marina Bay Street Circuit

Gallery: All the pictures from race day in the Marina Bay Street Circuit


Free Practice 1 results

Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:40.259s 22
2 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:40.426s + 0.167s 23
3 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:40.925s + 0.666s 26
4 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:41.336s + 1.077s 14
5 Alexander Albon Red Bull 1:41.467s + 1.208s 24
6 Nico Hülkenberg Renault 1:41.812s + 1.553s 26
7 Carlos Sainz McLaren 1:41.966s + 1.707s 20
8 Lando Norris McLaren 1:42.180s + 1.921s 19
9 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:42.305s + 2.046s 26
10 Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso 1:42.377s + 2.118s 24
11 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1:42.527s + 2.268s 20
12 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:42.630s + 2.371s 23
13 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo 1:42.677s + 2.418s 15
14 Kimi Räikkönen Alfa Romeo 1:42.786s + 2.527s 13
15 Lance Stroll Racing Point 1:42.791s + 2.532s 28
16 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:43.150s + 2.891s 22
17 Robert Kubica Williams 1:43.336s + 3.077s 28
18 Sergio Pérez Racing Point 1:43.369s + 3.110s 23
19 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:43.618s + 3.359s 12
20 George Russell Williams 1:43.993s + 3.734s 29

Free Practice 2 results

Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:38.773s 29
2 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:38.957s + 0.184s 29
3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:39.591s + 0.818s 31
4 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:39.894s + 1.121s 30
5 Alexander Albon Red Bull 1:39.943s + 1.170s 30
6 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:40.018s + 1.245s 31
7 Carlos Sainz McLaren 1:40.145s + 1.372s 33
8 Nico Hülkenberg Renault 1:40.324s + 1.551s 30
9 Lando Norris McLaren 1:40.361s + 1.588s 35
10 Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso 1:40.637s + 1.864s 32
11 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:40.713s + 1.940s 32
12 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1:40.811s + 2.038s 30
13 Sergio Pérez Racing Point 1:40.875s + 2.102s 29
14 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo 1:41.128s + 2.355s 35
15 Lance Stroll Racing Point 1:41.128s + 2.355s 31
16 Kimi Räikkönen Alfa Romeo 1:41.232s + 2.459s 28
17 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:41.392s + 2.619s 26
18 George Russell Williams 1:41.445s + 2.672s 35
19 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:41.564s + 2.791s 30
20 Robert Kubica Williams 1:42.177s + 3.404s 35

Free Practice 3 results

Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:38.192s 15
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:38.399s + 0.207s 15
3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:38.811s + 0.619s 13
4 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:38.885s + 0.693s 16
5 Alexander Albon Red Bull 1:39.258s + 1.066s 14
6 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:39.366s + 1.174s 9
7 Carlos Sainz McLaren 1:39.507s + 1.315s 14
8 Lando Norris McLaren 1:39.709s + 1.517s 13
9 Nico Hülkenberg Renault 1:40.118s + 1.926s 15
10 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1:40.153s + 1.961s 12
11 Lance Stroll Racing Point 1:40.209s + 2.017s 11
12 Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso 1:40.339s + 2.147s 15
13 Kimi Räikkönen Alfa Romeo 1:40.953s + 2.761s 16
14 Sergio Pérez Racing Point 1:40.985s + 2.793s 4
15 George Russell Williams 1:41.156s + 2.964s 13
16 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo 1:41.169s + 2.977s 14
17 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:41.494s + 3.302s 12
18 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:41.542s + 3.350s 12
19 Robert Kubica Williams 1:41.954s + 3.762s 13
20 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 3

Qualifying results

Pos Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3
1 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:38.014s 1:36.650s 1:36.217s
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:37.565s 1:36.933s 1:36.408s
3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:38.374s 1:36.720s 1:36.437s
4 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:38.540s 1:37.089s 1:36.813s
5 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:37.317s 1:37.142s 1:37.146s
6 Alexander Albon Red Bull 1:39.106s 1:37.865s 1:37.411s
7 Carlos Sainz McLaren 1:38.882s 1:37.982s 1:37.818s
8 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1:39.362s 1:38.399s 1:38.095s
9 Nico Hülkenberg Renault 1:39.001s 1:38.580s 1:38.264s
10 Lando Norris McLaren 1:38.606s 1:37.572s 1:38.329s
11 Sergio Pérez Racing Point 1:39.909s 1:38.620s
12 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo 1:39.272s 1:38.697s
13 Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso 1:39.085s 1:38.699s
14 Kimi Räikkönen Alfa Romeo 1:39.454s 1:38.858s
15 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:39.942s 1:39.650s
16 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:39.957s
17 Lance Stroll Racing Point 1:39.979s
18 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:40.277s
19 George Russell Williams 1:40.867s
20 Robert Kubica Williams 1:41.186s

Race results

Pos Driver Team Gap Stops
1 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 61 laps – 1:58:33.667s 1
2 Charles Leclerc Ferrari + 2.641s 1
3 Max Verstappen Red Bull + 3.821s 1
4 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes + 4.608s 1
5 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes + 6.119s 1
6 Alexander Albon Red Bull + 11.663s 1
7 Lando Norris McLaren + 14.769s 1
8 Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso + 15.547s 1
9 Nico Hülkenberg Renault + 16.718s 2
10 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo + 27.855s * 2
11 Romain Grosjean Haas + 35.436s 2
12 Carlos Sainz McLaren + 35.974s 2
13 Lance Stroll Racing Point + 36.419s 3
14 Daniel Ricciardo Renault + 37.660s 1
15 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso + 38.178s 2
16 Robert Kubica Williams + 47.024s 2
17 Kevin Magnussen Haas + 86.522s 2
18 Kimi Räikkönen Alfa Romeo DNF 1
19 Sergio Pérez Racing Point DNF 1
20 George Russell Williams DNF 1

* Includes ten second penalty for an incident in turn 8

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Singapore GP: Sunday's action in pictures

Ferrari completed a hat-trick of wins in spectacular fashion in Singapore, and Sebastian Vettel put himself back in the winner’s circle!

As usual, here’s our recap in pictures from the day’s action at Marina Bay.

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