The race stewards of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix handed down two reprimands for both Red Bull drivers for their part in Sunday’s collision that left the team with a double-DNF result in the race.
“Both drivers contributed to the collision,” said the statement. “The driver of car 33 [Verstappen] made two moves, both of which were relatively minor.
“The driver of car 3 [Ricciardo] admitted he left his move to overtake on the left, too late.
“It was obvious to the stewards that although the incident had its origins in the moves by car 33, the driver of car 3 also contributed to the incident.
“Both drivers expressed regret about their respective contributions to the incident, during the stewards’ hearing.”
Upon review of the video, it seemed as if Daniel Ricciardo had committed to the left and had no room once Max Verstappen squeezed back left to defend. If Daniel felt he left his braking and passing attempt too late, fair enough…he’d know better than I, obviously.