Daniel Ricciardo seeks Monaco redemption after pit stop error in 2016 | Giles Richards

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Red Bull driver looks to make amends for team’s blunder two years ago and may succeed after being fastest on the first day of practice

Perhaps the most personable driver in the Formula One paddock, even in adversity, Daniel Ricciardo usually has the ability to ease the pain of setbacks with an endearing, self-deprecating humour. Little wonder then that the Red Bull driver’s thunderous disappointment and anger at the pit-stop error that cost him a win at Monaco in 2016 was so arresting and of such import that two years on, back in Monte Carlo, he is still seeking redemption. This weekend he may just find it.

In 2016, Mercedes had been dominant in the turbo-hybrid era for three years and Red Bull were no closer, except at Monaco where the slow corners and emphasis on downforce was a notable exception.

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Written by Giles Richards in Monaco
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