Daniel Ricciardo fury at Max Verstappen's 'amateur' shunt

Tuesday, 01 Aug, 2017

After driving into the side of the Riccirado's Red Bull vehicle, the 19-year-old issued an apology to his Australian team-mate and insisted that it was accidental. Dietrich [Mateschitz, Red Bull chairman] is here this afternoon.

"We've effectively lost Daniel and the same move has given Max a penalty and compromised his race, so from a team point of view it's really frustrating", he said. "I'll speak to Daniel in private and we'll sort it out".

"What you never want to see is team-mates touching - Max is aggressive, he is on the limit".

"It wasn't the easiest start to the weekend", he said. I had a vehicle in front of me and I locked up and then I was a passenger.

"There's some more work to do overnight to fine-tune the balance to get the vehicle just where we want it and I believe the pace is in there".

When asked if the move was Verstappen simply trying too hard, Ricciardo added: "I honestly don't think it's trying too hard or that there is an excuse for it".

Despite Ricciardo's initial fury - with television images showing him flicking his middle finger at Verstappen from the side of the track - Horner said he calmed down later when his team-mate said sorry.

The contact damaged Ricciardo's auto, which was forced off track spilling oil.

In a rare burst of profanity he described Verstappen as a '"f***ing sore loser". He had the whole race to fix the mistake.

After both Red Bull drivers made a good start on the Hungaroring, Ricciardo was left fuming as his race ended at the hands of Verstappen in a manoeuvre that left the Australian fuming.

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner actually revealed on Instagram that his team's drivers had made up before Ricciardo posted his message. It all started the corner before. I thought it was a good place to position myself and protect my position through the turn.

"Dan had the corner, he (Max) should have conceded". He tried to win it back and just got a bit too deep.

Daniel Ricciardo's Hungarian Grand Prix was over nearly before it began.

"It s been a tricky day with the red flags, but I think we can improve", said Vettel. What happened shouldn't have happened.

"In the pre-race meeting we talked about the golden rule - 'give each other space on turn one and turn two".

"Everybody makes mistakes. The important thing is how you respond to them".