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Daniel Ricciardo’s Bahrain Grand Prix Grid-Drop Penalty Is Harsh but Necessary

Daniel Ricciardo isn't having the best start to his new life at Formula One giants Red Bull. First came the team's difficult preseason testing. The RB10 was a problem child right from the off, and Ricciardo completed just 158 laps over the three tests. Then, he finished a fine second at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix, but was later disqualified due to a fuel-flow irregularity. And in Malaysia, he had an absolute nightmare. On Lap 40, he came in for what was meant to be his final stop. The mechanic working on his front-left wheel couldn't get the nut on properly, but the traffic-light system Red Bull uses (everyone used to have a lollipop man instead) showed a green light. The driver has to rely solely on the lights—his seati...

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