Ricciardo wanted harsher punishment for Magnussen in Hungary

Daniel Ricciardo reckons the warning given to Kevin Magnussen for his defensive moves during the Hungarian Grand Prix was not sufficient punishment.

The pair were involved in an entertaining scuffle at the back of the grid, usually for 13th place, with Magnussen regularly utilising defensive moves to get into the path of Ricciardo. However, some of his placements arguably stepped over the mark as he was seen to be moving in the braking area.

Ricciardo is prepared for hard racing, but thinks the Haas driver should have been given a harsher penalty for the manoeuvres, which happened constantly.

“I let the first two go, I didn’t come on the radio,” the Australian told Motorsport.com.

“I don’t want to be the guy that literally comes on the radio straight away, I thought I’d let him be aggressive for a bit.

“But then there were a couple where he was moving. I was committing to the inside, and then he was braking and squeezing as much as he could, and then I was I’ve got to say something. For me it was definitely moving under braking, which is the one thing we don’t really appreciate.”

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When asked if he had spoke to Magnussen about their duels and his tendency to move into the path of the oncoming Renault, Ricciardo said he had to take a moment to relax.

“I was going to, and I was advised just to take a few deep breaths, and let it go,” he responded.

“It’s alright, it’s racing, but for sure what we drivers agree on and speak with the stewards about, he definitely moved under braking more than twice. I heard he got a warning, but a warning is not enough.”

Ricciardo eventually finished in 14th, with Magnussen ahead in 13th.