One of Daniel Ricciardo’s teammates might have revealed a little more than the Aussie driver would have liked during a live interview on Friday.
Ricciardo was delayed getting on to the track for the second practice session because of an issue with the seat in his Renault.
An engineer could be seen bashing at it with a hammer at one point, before Ricciardo eventually made his way on to the track.
His junior teammate, development driver Jack Aitken, was asked about the problem live on Sky Sports, offering up a hilarious response.
“Yeah, something around the gentleman area. They might have had to make some adjustments,” Aitken replied when asked if the seat was “uncomfortable”.
The answer left Sky hosts Karun Chandhok and Simon Lazenby cackling, with the latter querying “what possibly could have changed” since testing ended in Barcelona a few days ago.
Practice bounce back
After a slow first practice session, Renault and Ricciardo bounced back in a big way the second time around.
The Aussie driver was 17th fastest in the first session, but climbed 10 placed to finish seventh in the second session, and encouraging sign.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton dominated both sessions.