“Racing Sucks Sometimes”: Daniel Ricciardo Vows to Overturn McLaren F1 Form ‘Till the Wheels Come Off’
Daniel Ricciardo seemed to have found his groove back at the Styrian Grand Prix, as he was the second-fastest in FP2. However, things quickly fell apart in the qualifying rounds themselves, as only managed to come thirteenth on the timesheet.
And, on race-day things went from bad to worse for the Australian as he didn’t improve and cross the line in P13 due to a power unit issue. However, Ricciardo took to Instagram to show that he is optimistic and looking forward to bouncing back.
Daniel Ricciardo remains optimistic after disastrous Styrian Grand Prix
The 31-year-old wrote, “One of those days, started well, we were in a good position and then had an issue. Racing. Sucks sometimes. Been here many times before. We will come back. Till the wheels fall off! FEA.”
Daniel Ricciardo on Instagram after a power issue caused him to finish P13 after gaining five places at the start of the race
Let’s hope that he can come back fighting this week for the second round at the Red Bull Ring #F1 pic.twitter.com/bIPhFUGLQt
— Planet F1 (@Planet_F1) June 28, 2021
Ricciardo will certainly look forward to the upcoming race at the same venue in a week’s time. He will learn from his mistakes and aims to bring a better result for himself and his Woking-based team.
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The Australian opens up about what went wrong at the Red Bull Ring
Ricciardo had a poor qualifying session and hence was starting from 13th on the grid. Initially, he did gain some places but that victory was short-lived as he suffered a power unit issue which caused him to ruin his race and saw him finish in the same place he started the Grand Prix.
As quoted from Autosport, the McLaren driver said, “It was disheartening because I had such a great start and obviously on a preferred strategy with the medium. I felt like the cars ahead would have struggled on the soft, and we were in a really good position.”
“So it was all there ahead of us. And then I lost power, I think I felt it out of turn one. And then I got some switches and we were able to able to recover it, by I think turn seven or turn eight.”
“But everyone I passed on lap one I did wave back past me. So then you’re in the train, and that’s it, afternoon done,” the Australian concluded.
The 7-time Grand Prix winner is yet to make an impact at the Papaya team this season, as his best finish is P6. Ricciardo is certainly counting the days to the next race and is hoping to redeem himself in round two at the Red Bull Ring.
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