Italian GP: Daniel Ricciardo 'incredibly disappointed' to lose point on last lap

Daniel Ricciardo said losing a point in the Italian Grand Prix within sight of the finish was an enormous disappointment amid a tough season for Toro Rosso

Italian GP: Daniel Ricciardo 'incredibly disappointed' to lose point on last lap

The 2008 Monza winning squad is a distant ninth in the constructors' championship at present, but Ricciardo was on course for a 10th-place finish in Italy until a fuel pick-up problem slowed his car heading out of the very last corner of the race.

"It's been so hard to score points this year and that means it is incredibly disappointing not to get one today," said Ricciardo.

"I was 10th until the last corner on the very last lap.

"At that point, I accelerated to exit Parabolica and nothing happened.

"At the moment, I don't know the cause, but to miss out on a point by a few hundred metres is bitterly disappointing."

Team boss Franz Tost said Ricciardo's car had failed to pick up its remaining fuel.

"A frustrating race for us at the end of a difficult weekend on home ground," said Tost.

"As it was clear we did not have great pace this weekend, we decided to run Daniel on a one-stop strategy in the hope of making up places on those changing tyres twice.

"It worked to a certain extent, as from 14th on the grid he was in 10th place for most of the final lap.

"Unfortunately, his car suffered a fuel pick-up problem, which we now need to investigate and this dropped him back to 12th."

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