Although Max Verstappen finished second in the recent Japanese Grand Prix, his Red Bull teammate Daniel Ricciardo toiled hard to finish sixth, but he now knows why he struggled to find the pace at Suzuka.
Speaking to media ahead of the United States Grand Prix, Ricciardo explained, “There was a little bit we found out afterwards with the fuel flow metre. There is still a little bit of inconsistency, and you see even across cars, and that is some have a little bit more on them than others, and it is just sometimes luck of the draw.”
Ricciardo also pointed out that his car was bottoming out on the main straight, scrubbing off speed in the process.
“It looked like I was grounding a bit more as well. So scrubbing off a bit more speed on the straights. So a couple things which probably emphasized it,” reflected the Australian, who expects the issues to be resolved for the race in Austin.
“But both of us have got new power units here, our fifth and last one for the year. So hopefully it is all pretty good again,” added Ricciardo who lies third in the 2016 F1 world championship standings with four races remaining.