Daniel Ricciardo feels "screwed" after Red Bull Monaco GP pit error

Daniel Ricciardo feels he was "screwed" for the second Formula 1 race in succession following Red Bull's pitstop blunder that cost him the Monaco Grand Prix

Daniel Ricciardo feels "screwed" after Red Bull Monaco GP pit error

The Red Bull driver dominated the early part of the race in wet conditions from pole position, streaking away at the front as Nico Rosberg struggled in his Mercedes.

Once Rosberg allowed Lewis Hamilton through Ricciardo had to fight the reigning world champion for victory, and he lost the lead following a slow pitstop caused by a miscommunication about which tyres to use.

On the slowing down lap after Hamilton won the race Ricciardo told his team, "save it, there's nothing you guys can say that will make it any better", and he was dejected on the podium.

"I don't even want to comment on the race to be honest," Ricciardo said.

"I guess from the outside we put on a show, but it shouldn't have been as exciting as it was.

"Two weekends in a row now I've been screwed. It sucks. It hurts.

"I was called into the box, I didn't make the call, so they should have been ready."

Ricciardo was upset after the Spanish GP when Red Bull's strategy calls cost him track position after he led the opening part of the race, and his new team-mate Max Verstappen went onto win.

He looked on course to retain the lead despite making an extra stop compared to Hamilton in Monaco, with Ricciardo having a short stint on intermediates in the middle of the race as the track dried, while Hamilton stayed on full wets until it was time to change to slicks to put himself in the hunt.

"We had the speed in the wet," Ricciardo added.

"At the start we pulled away, pitted for inters, and we put ourselves in a race with Lewis which we didn't need to be in.

"I felt I was the quickest in all conditions, but again, second place doesn't show much for it.

"I don't like being up here being miserable - when it happens two races in a row, it's hard not to."

Red Bull motorsport chief Helmut Marko said the team gifted the race to Hamilton.

"We presented the race to Mercedes," he told Sky Sports F1.

"Unfortunately, a lot of misunderstanding and not the right communication.

"We will investigate and find out [what happened], but it was a human mistake.

"I feel really sorry. All we can do is apologise to him."

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