Lewis Hamilton was NOT exaggerating his back injury in Baku, insists Daniel Ricciardo – after Red Bull chief Christian Horner accused him of following Mercedes’ orders to ‘b****’ as much as possible

Daniel Ricciardo insists Lewis Hamilton was not exaggerating his back injury after the Azerbaijan Grand Prix and believes Formula One drivers do not deserve to go through ‘unnecessary’ pain. McLaren driver Ricciardo said: ‘There was talk about Lewis after the race. ‘I saw some of his on-boards, I saw pictures of him getting out of the car and stretching his back, and he wasn’t exaggerating. But I wouldn’t like anyone to go through any unnecessary injury or pain. But Ricciardo added: ‘I definitely think Lewis is as capable as ever. ‘But I also wouldn’t count Lewis out for having the ability to win this weekend for example.

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