Daniel Ricciardo says he will raise Lance Stroll’s Styrian Grand Prix move in Friday’s drivers’ briefing, believing it was “crystal clear” that his rival should have been penalised.
Stroll passed Ricciardo during the closing laps of Formula 1’s second race at the Red Bull Ring and both drivers ran off-track in the incident.
Stroll emerged ahead of Ricciardo, who was also overhauled by McLaren’s Lando Norris, and stewards investigated the move before deeming no further action necessary.
“I don’t never want to have the rule so tight that it discourages us to race,” said Ricciardo on Thursday.
“I don’t want to be that driving on egg shells and scared to pull the trigger. Both of us went off track, me because if I turned in we would crash. But he also brought himself off the track.
“I left room, which I guess I should not have. He tried and we both went off. I see that as a failed attempt, so the position should have been given back. For me that is pretty crystal-clear.
“If he had made the corner and kind of squeezed me off, then I accept that. But to get both of us off that is where I don’t see how that works in any situation.
“But we will talk about it in the drivers briefing, and see everyone’s opinion, what they say. I can’t see any driver saying that is a clean move, and that is how is going to work. It never adds up.”
Ricciardo stressed that it was not his intention to single out Stroll but rather clarify what is and is not allowed in wheel-to-wheel battle.
“I do not think it was Lance’s intention to take both of us off,” he said.
“I’m sure when he went up down the inside, I’m sure he knew it was going to be tight because it is already quite narrow and he came from a fair way back.
“I don’t [think] he expected or wanted both of us to go off track. He kept his foot into it. I don’t think it is necessarily something you need to discuss with the drivers. Saying ‘that was a dirty move what were you thinking’?
“It is more that this needs to be spoken of to the group of us drivers and the stewards together, to try and educate everyone what we think is right and wrong. That is where we need to talk on Friday in the drivers’ briefing.”