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22:06  07 june  2018
22:06  07 june  2018 Source:   skysports.com

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Daniel Ricciardo says he is "currently" set to avoid a Canadian GP grid penalty despite Red Bull's concerns Red Bull team-mate Max Verstappen also believed the Australian was going to escape a grid drop, telling Can Ferrari or Red Bull deny Lewis Hamilton a fourth consecutive win in Montreal?

EPSOM, England (Reuters) – Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo will have a grid penalty for Sunday’s Canadian Grand Prix after winning in Monaco with a damaged power unit, technical head Adrian Newey said on Monday.

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Daniel Ricciardo says he is "currently" set to avoid a Canadian GP grid penalty despite Red Bull's concerns over his engine.

The team's chief technical officer, Adrian Newey, said at the start of the week that Ricciardo was facing "some quite big penalties" as a result of anticipated changes to his Renault power unit.

But when asked if he was going to be penalised this weekend, Ricciardo told reporters in Montreal: "Currently, no".

"We're hoping that what we start with tomorrow will run all weekend and if that's the case, then no penalties," he said.

"I guess there was a little bit of miscommunication. I would much rather take the penalties elsewhere. We've got good momentum right now and it's a circuit where it's tricky to overtake so you don't want to be starting 10th or 15th, or somewhere down there. We'll try and survive this weekend."

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Disproportionate 3 place grid penalty that could take home driver out of contention for race win." Ricciardo , whose Red Bull team showed strong pace in practice and could be in the fight for the front two rows in qualifying

Almost lost in Monaco amid the post-race celebrations for Lewis Hamilton and the commiseration for Daniel Ricciardo was the fact that the winner had escaped any sanction for the incident that took place at the chicane on lap 37. Grosjean gets three-place grid penalty for Monaco.

A Red Bull spokesperson also confirmed that no penalty was yet on the cards, with the team to assess the car on track in Friday's practice sessions.

Getty© Provided by BSkyB Getty "Obviously if something happened in practice then we'd probably have to take one, but no is the answer today," added Ricciardo.

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The recent ecstatic winner at Monaco, the ever-smiling Daniel Ricciardo will be hoping for a great result at Montreal at the iconic Canadian Grand Prix, in lines with the massive grid penalties he's enduring. Can he make a race out of the track?

Hamilton can make history this weekend at the Canadian Grand Prix. Multiple grid penalties at Montreal for Ricciardo . Using a third will mean an automatic 10-place grid penalty , something that Newey said was inevitable as his second one was beyond repair.

Ricciardo, who won the Monaco GP despite a severe mid-race power failure, is currently third in the world championship behind Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel.

If Ricciardo's car runs without engine trouble this weekend, then the Australian is instead likely to serve the penalty at the next race in France.

"It could come as soon as Paul Ricard," he said. "When I heard whispers about a potential penalty here at that point I was like 'I'll take it in Paul Ricard but not here'.

"This is such a difficult circuit for overtaking and having such good momentum at the moment I think it would really take a bit of wind out of our sails, so if we can escape this weekend without it I'd rather take it somewhere else."

Red Bull team-mate Max Verstappen also believed the Australian was going to escape a grid drop, telling Sky Sports F1: "I don't think so. I asked the team and he doesn't have a penalty - not for the moment."

Ricciardo will have a grid penalty in Canada, says Newey

  Ricciardo will have a grid penalty in Canada, says Newey <p>Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo will have a grid penalty for the Canadian Grand Prix after winning in Monaco with a damaged power unit.</p>The designer told Reuters at a Motorsport Hall of Fame awards event that a penalty of some sort was inevitable for the Australian, who is third in the championship behind Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel.

Daniel Ricciardo is set to be hit with multiple grid penalties at the upcoming Canadian Grand Prix. Using a third will mean an automatic 10-place grid penalty , something that Newey said was inevitable as his second one was beyond repair.

Daniel Ricciardo will start his home race with a three-place grid penalty after he was caught speeding under red flags during second practice for the Australian Grand Prix. However, by the letter of the law, the stewards said the full penalty could have been worse.

Although the MGU-K which broke during Ricciardo's Monaco victory is thought to be unusable, it is thought that the unit which Ricciardo ran at the start of the season will be re-employed without penalty.

Daniel Ricciardo wearing a hat: Getty© Provided by BSkyB Getty Looking ahead to the weekend, Verstappen added: "We have a great car as we showed in Monaco. With the right strategy, a win is definitely possible. We have good hopes."

How many engine parts has Ricciardo already used?All six of the drivers with Renault-powered cars have already replaced at least one of the six elements that make up an F1 power unit so far this season, with Ricciardo already one more change away from the limit on engines, turbochargers and MGU-Hs.

But the Australian, the race winner in Monaco, is already up to the penalty limit on the three areas of the power unit that can only be used twice - the MGU-K, control electronics and the energy store.

Mercedes' championship leader Lewis Hamilton, by contrast, is still on the power unit elements he started the season with in Australia.

Read more: Renault to introduce upgraded engine in Canada

Renault or Honda for 2019?Red Bull are poised to make a decision over the coming weeks whether to use Renault or Honda engines in 2019.

"It's not my decision of course but we give our feedback about the engine and about what we see on track," said Verstappen. "But we have data, GPS data and we will see after this weekend. Everyone is bringing upgrades.

"I trust the team to make the right decision."

Read more: Red Bull ready for big decisions

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Verstappen dominates Canadian GP practice .
Daniel Ricciardo is third-fastest after the first two practice sessions at the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal.Verstappen's teammate, Australian Daniel Ricciardo, ran third in practice, with Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen between them.

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