Daniel Ricciardo, the McLaren F1 driver talked about taking lessons from his teammate, Lando Norris after the latter finished in a much-improved position at the recently concluded Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. The Briton finished at the podium place after igniting from P7, behind Daniel Ricciardo, who was at P6 in the Grid.
The series of better performance borne by Lando was apparently hard for Ricciardo to accept as a teammate. However, the Australian hinted at taking lessons from the Briton’s pace.
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Talking to the media, the 31-year-old driver conveyed, “Lando had really strong pace all weekend and obviously put it on the podium today, so I take encouragement from that. I’m certainly not defeated by that, and I’m certainly going to accept where I’m at at the moment and just work on it.
I’m not going to let pride or ego get in the way. It is race two of 23, the road is long and I’ll just keep my chin up and work on it.” He added.
The ‘Honey Badger’ further asserted, “[My race pace] was certainly not particularly fast. I’ve just got to keep working on it. It’s one of those ones where obviously I’m hard on myself and obviously I’m not skipping around… But I think by race six or race seven, I’ll look back at race two and think, ‘What was I worried about?’”
What’s next for Daniel Ricciardo?
Ricciardo currently stands at P7 with 14 points in the driver’s standings and Norris stands at P3 with 27 points, just behind Mercedes’s Lewis Hamilton and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen.
Daniel Ricciardo, the former Renault driver believes he can improve a lot in the future and take lessons from his teammate. Just two out of 23 races have taken place, so far. The season is still a long way to go. It’ll be interesting how they cope up against each other to help themselves and McLaren fetch a better place in the standings
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