Zoue wrote: pokerman wrote: mikeyg123 wrote:
yes< I should have said may have
What I really mean is he could have just said no to the request.
...and thrown Verstappen under the bus?
If he felt it was Verstappen's fault, why not? He lost the chance for a podium there. Why should he take blame for something he felt he didn't do (assuming that's the case, of course)
Remember though the teams position in the incident was to start saying both drivers were equally responsible for crash almost before the drivers had returned to the pit area.
Ricciardo, being just one member of a team, would have been expected to tow the team line. If RB could go to the stewards saying words to the effect of "It was only our cars involved, the team has already been penalised, both drivers have accepted some degree of responsibility, let us handle their punishments", then I believe this would have been enough to save Verstappen from getting a grid penalty, thus allow the team to maximise it's chance at the next GP, which incidentally was Spain, a track where, and correct me if i'm wrong, RB were expected to be strong at.
All just speculation though of course.
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