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Ricciardo admits German frustration

30th July 2019, 17:19 by Neil Foster

Renault's Daniel Ricciardo felt his German Grand Prix retirement was a missed opportunity to get points on the board.

The 30-year-old was forced out of the race on lap 13 due to an exhaust issue and it was a case of what might have been in a crazy race at the Hockenheimring.

With multiple retirements and crashes, there would have been a great opportunity for the Australian to fight for a podium finish, especially as the man who was directly behind him when he retired, Daniil Kvyat, ended up third.

"It was an exhaust failure," he said. "Everything else seems okay, nothing with the engine. I could see it a little bit in the cockpit and then I looked out of the mirror and I could see a lot of smoke from the exhaust.

"It's a shame because I was watching the rest of the race and it looked, as a spectator, fun, and I would've loved to stay out there. There would've been a lot of opportunities, so I'm obviously frustrated with that."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Neil Foster is an experienced journalist who specialises in cricket and rugby union. Neil also has a solid knowledge of tennis, golf and football.

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