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Ricciardo needed ‘one more minute’ of repairs after qualifying spin

Renault’s Daniel Ricciardo has revealed he came agonisingly close to returning to qualifying at Portimao after his spin at the end of Q2. Ricciardo managed to sneak into Q3 despite the tap with the barriers at Turn 11, and was able to get back to the garage on his own accord. However, with his mechanics needing to undertake a rear-end repair job, he couldn’t make it back out for the final session, and is set to start Sunday’s race from 10th place. Speaking to Sky Sports F1 after qualifying, Ricciardo explained that he was on the verge of re-joining the action before he was eliminated. “The cars are quite sensitive,” Ricciardo said. “I had to get through a few lapped cars, they...
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