F1 »

F1 United States Grand Prix: Hulkenberg failure caused Ricciardo clash

Front-wing damage was to blame for Nico Hulkenberg's collision with Daniel Ricciardo, thus absolving him of blame.
Nico Hulkenberg has escaped punishment following hs collision with Daniel Ricciardo in the United States Grand Prix after Force India proved he had suffered a mechanical failure into the hairpin.

Hulkenberg was attempting to wrest fifth from Ricciardo on lap 36 when he slid wide into him, breaking his suspension and putting him out of the race. Though Ricciardo continued, the clash was placed under investigation by the stewards.

However, the team would be able to prove that Hulkenberg was contending with a front-wing issue prior to the clash, with it proceeding to break just as he was passing the Red Bull driver.

“No further action is warranted due to a mechanical failure on the car in the braking zone at turn 12,” read an FIA statement. “The front wing became visibly dislodged at the braking zone affecting the stability of the car and the ability of the driver to effectively brake for the corner, resulting in collision with car three.”

Hulkenberg has now failed to finish three of the last four races.



Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Nico Hulkenberg - Force India
14.05.2017 - Race, Sebastian Vettel (GER) Scuderia Ferrari SF70H leads Nico Hulkenberg (GER) Renault Sport F1 Team RS17 and Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W08
14.05.2017 - Race, Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB13
14.05.2017 - Race, Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB13
14.05.2017 - Race, Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB13
14.05.2017 - Race, Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB13
(L to R): Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing; Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Ferrari; Sebastian Vettel (GER) Ferrari; Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1; Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Mercedes AMG F1, as the grid observes the national anthem.
14.05.2017.
Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB13.
14.05.2017.
Nico Hulkenberg (GER) Renault Sport F1 Team RS17.
14.05.2017.
Nico Hulkenberg (GER) Renault Sport F1 Team RS17.
14.05.2017.
Nico Hulkenberg (GER) Renault Sport F1 Team RS17.
14.05.2017.
Sebastian Vettel (GER) Ferrari celebrates his second position with Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing on the podium.
14.05.2017.
Sebastian Vettel (GER) Ferrari celebrates his second position with Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing on the podium.
14.05.2017.
Sebastian Vettel (GER) Ferrari celebrates his second position with Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing on the podium.
14.05.2017.
Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing celebrates his third position on the podium.
14.05.2017.
Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing celebrates his third position on the podium.
14.05.2017.
Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing in the FIA Press Conference.
14.05.2017.
Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing celebrates his third position on the podium.
14.05.2017.

Start the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.




© 1999 - 2017 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.