Daniel Ricciardo has revealed he was left thirsty during an energy-sapping Miami Grand Prix in order for McLaren to save weight.

Run in swelteringly hot conditions, with air temperatures of over 30C and the track temp considerably higher, the inaugural race around the Hard Rock Stadium was a gruelling challenge for the drivers.

Many of have spoken about how arduous it was and former racer, now broadcaster, Martin Brundle said he thought some of the incidents that occurred late in the race had arisen due to drivers struggling with the physical demands.

A drinks bottle is a staple requirement in every race but especially one as taxing as Miami – and Ricciardo, who finished 13th, says his fluid had not been at full capacity as McLaren tried to limit the weight of his car.

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