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Fans were very excited to see the next move of McLaren and what they will do to improve their unwanted record

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In Miami, they didn't get the point with Daniel Ricciardo crossing the line in P11 only to drop to 13th after a post-race time penalty was assigned

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The last two races went very well and like fortune came back, but while on paper, it was a disappointing result

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Australian understood at least the causes of it's absence of pace with the specifics of the Miami international Autodrome getting some of the faults

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Things began going unfair for Ricciardo in qualifying when a downshifting problem kept him in the garbage longer than scheduled in Q2 

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That left without time to fully prepare his tires on a rushed out-lap with the clock ticking and a lowly P14 grid slot

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While the team opted to launch its on of the selected outlet tire method, it ran the extended first voyage of anyone on that compound in a proposal to move up the order

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But pitting before the Safety Car declined him back down the field – and with slight to lose, then pitted too under the Safety Car for some soft rubber, but to no avail