Ricciardo takes blame for hitting Glock
26 September 2011 – Daniel Ricciardo has accepted responsibility for clipping the Virgin car of Timo Glock on the opening lap of the Singapore Grand Prix. Despite breaking his front wing and having to crawl back to the pits for repairs, the HRT rookie was still able to beat vastly more experienced team-mate Vitantonio Liuzzi to 19th position.
“Unfortunately my race wasn’t too exciting because I got my nose clipped on the first lap,” explained the Perth driver. “It was all a bit bunched into Turn 8 and I didn’t have a clear line, so I just wanted to keep that line for the next corner and had a touch.
“It was my mistake for going in a bit too deep and it was a costly one, because then I encountered quite a few blue flags which upset my rhythm. But the middle stint wasn’t too bad, we got a bit of a rhythm going, but towards the end of the race we got more blue flags and tried to go quite long on the tyres, which was pretty difficult to manage.
“But we made it and it’s good to get to the finish line though in the toughest race of the season. Now I need to keep on working and move forward.”
Ricciardo drove into me, says Glock