Chinese

Last Race: 12th Apr Chinese

Malaysian GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Lewis Hamilton
2 Nico Rosberg
3 Sebastian Vettel
Bahrain

Next Race: 19th Apr Bahrain

Dan not seeking conflict with Seb

2014-04-20 10:33:00

 RSS

Share:

Dan not seeking conflict with Seb

The team-mate war at Red Bull went up a notch during the Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday, but Daniel Ricciardo insists he's not looking for any drama.


Having started the race in Shanghai second behind Lewis Hamilton with Vettel third, Ricciardo went on to finish in fourth place - one spot ahead of the four-time World Champion.

It is the second race in a row that he has managed to get one over his team-mate and he was quicker than the German throughout the race, which led to some snapping comments from Vettel during the race.

Asked by the team to allow Ricciardo through, Vettel first asked about his team-mate's tyres and then replied "tough luck".

The Australian, though, did manage to get ahead and when asked after the race about the defending World Champion's comments, he replied: "I was not aware of what he was saying during the race. I wasn't sure what strategy we were both on but I got past. I don't want to start any conflicts."

Ricciardo, though, admits it will be better to have a chat with his team-mate.

"I haven't noticed anything, let's say, suspicious so to speak. Your team-mate is the first guy you always look at and I'm sure Seb won't be happy with his result today," he is quoted as saying by Autosport.

"It's not going to make him not talk to me. I'm sure we'll still chat. He'll just work a bit harder and see where he can improve for the next one. I won't rest either..."

Related Links
Hamilton Wins Third Consecutive Race
Gallery: Race Day In China

A gallery isn't a gallery without some cool pics

Editor's Picks

The New Red Bull Front Wing

The New Red Bull Front Wing

Red Bull frustrated by both the performance and fragility of the Renault powerunit continue to develop the RB11...

Team-Mate Wars: China

Team-Mate Wars: China

In F1, the first person you have to beat is your team-mate. And if not, just moan about them...

Forum: Good For A Laugh

Forum: Good For A Laugh

Nico Rosberg laughed off number two claims; the Forum laughed at him laughing it off...

Merc Debut New Front Wing

Merc Debut New Front Wing

Mercedes arrived in Shanghai armed with upgrades for their W06 including an interesting front wing design...

PF1 Fantasy Racing

PF1 Fantasy Racing

Are you a Ross Brawn or a Paul Stoddart? Can you manage money like Bernie or Caterham? Let's find out...