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In the round-up: Sergey Sirotkin gives his verdict on the race which put both Red Bull drivers out of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

What they say

Sergey Sirotkin, Williams, Bahrain International Circuit, 2018“A misjudgement between both” – SirotkinSirotkin, who retired early from the race, was asked for his verdict on the collision between Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo.

I saw it from onboard on Max’s camera. It didn’t look like he moved much under braking. From his point of view it looked like it was kind of correct.

We all know on the rules if you move there you cannot move back and blah, blah. It was much less of a movement than would be enough to say that he went over the limit, but enough movement to make confusion for Daniel.

Obviously in such high speed it’s also very bumpy so you can hardly see where you brake and so on. Obviously [Ricciardo] was confused right in the crucial moment before the braking, he couldn’t do anything more from there onwards.

I’m sure there will be many people who say one of them is completely responsible but in person I just think it’s a racing incident. Such a tricky track, such tricky weather, a misjudgement between both.

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