Australian and his then teammate sparked disputes in Azerbaijan, when an intense fight on the highway ended with a spectacular catastrophe.
Contemplating now the circumstances that led him to choose Reno over Red Bull for 2019, Riccardo says he considered it unfair for his former team to blame him and Verstoppen equally for what happened. Riccardo said, "I could not say how many pieces was a puzzle, kaleidoscope, but I assume that [Baku] was one of the small pieces. polite, but in my eyes, I felt that I was not very wrong, although I was the one who hit him. I think most people saw a double move.
"Even before this was a lot of contacts, and I think that many people thought it lasted too long."
"I think it was done on Time could not sit very well with me, so that it It looked like a little thing that bothered me. But it was not a robber, if you know what I mean. "