"He is in a auto that can win this grand prix and that will hurt him even more because you don't get many opportunities to win a Monaco Grand Prix".
Red Bull's hopes of locking out the front row of the starting grid disappeared before qualifying had even started after the gearbox on Max Verstappen's auto was changed following a crash in final practice.
Then, at the Azerbaijan GP last month, Ricciardo crashed into the back of Verstappen who defended his position aggressively with a podium finish in sight.
"We have a great vehicle".
"For the wider F.I.A., this is an excellent initiative that provides additional support to our member A.S.N.s in their efforts to grow motorsport worldwide through a unique reward they can make available to youngsters participating in their national series", he said, referring to the Association Sportive Nationale.More news: It should be called the CR7 Champions League says Ronaldo
"But this place bites hard if you abuse it and Max is a very fast driver, that is in no doubt, and this weekend we have a very fast vehicle and he should have been competing for the front row".
"Nobody will be more frustrated than him".
German Nico Hülkenberg in the second Renault narrowly missed out on the top 10 shootout for pole position, finishing 11th fastest in the second segment of qualifying.
"There is no more brutal lesson than what he has had and hopefully he is smart enough to learn from that".
Verstappen explained the incident afterwards, saying: "I got a little bit caught off-guard with a slower vehicle". But that's not an excuse.More news: Ireland votes overwhelmingly to repeal anti-abortion law
"[It was] a bit of a rollercoaster. You're preparing, thinking you're going out knowing that after qualifying you may change your gearbox", Verstappen added.
In Australia he spun while chasing Kevin Magnussen's Haas at the start of the race, in Bahrain he spun in qualifying and made contact with Lewis Hamilton in the race, in China he crashed into Sebastian Vettel and in Baku he crashed in practice as well as colliding with teammate Daniel Ricciardo in the race.
The crash also means that Verstappen has yet to have a clean weekend at any race so far this season, but he isn't counting what happened in Spain.
"I should think it is such a grotesque amount of money that Toto's talking about it is probably what's making his and [Mercedes" non-executive chairman] Niki Lauda's eyes water at the moment. "It's of course not what you like to happen but unfortunately it happens".More news: Subtropical Storm Alberto speeds up as it enters Gulf