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Ricciardo: First lap incident as painful as they get

Daniel Ricciardo's race was destroyed as he was attempting to 'send it' on lap one, but went too far and into Valtteri Bottas. A first-lap incident he admitted is as painful as they get. The stars just didn't align for McLaren for the 2021 Mexico City Grand Prix, and Ricciardo, being their best hope of scoring points during the race, took himself out of point-scoring contention after overshooting his braking point at Turn 1 on the first lap, damaging his front wing under Bottas' right rear tyre. Game over for both drivers! 'The first lap incident was about as painful as they get because your race is pretty much over from the start,' Ricciardo admitted in his team's post-race press release....
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