Daniel Ricciardo: "I’d love to be on the podium"

Published on 18 Mar 2017 09:02
image

Australia has produced a string of talented drivers, and even a couple of world champions, however an Aussie has never once finished on the podium at their home Grand Prix. 

Despiting crossing the line second on his Red Bull debut in 2014, Daniel Ricciardo was later disqualified due to a fuel flow infringement. With Red Bull hoping to take a title challenge to Mercedes in 2017, Ricciardo says he is aiming for a podium next weekend to give the home fans a cheer.

"I think anything’s possible, for many reasons, because we still haven’t seen the true pace of all us top teams – and it’s Melbourne, it’s the first race of the year,” he said to Inside Line. "The weather could throw a curve ball at us. Even the run to Turn 1, [at the] first race, we haven’t raced in I think it will be about four months by then.

"Anyway it’s a long time so I think for me personally I just get there prepared, it will be a busy week with media and all the hype and all that.

“I’ll just do what I gotta do, I feel I’ve handled it well the last few years. I’d love to be on the podium, that’s certainly my aim, but I’m not going to go there with too many hopes or dreams in my head, I’ll just go there prepared and do what I can."

 

Fergal Walsh



Replies (1)
GB f1fan0101 18 Mar 2017 13:360
Posts: 1225
Red Bull are certainly the ones to keep an eye on. they've had a quiet pre-season
 

AE
        Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi
Local time
Give your opinion!
Do you like the new F1 logo?




Driver profile
Name AU Daniel Ricciardo
Active As Red Bull Racing Driver in Formula 1
Date of birth Jul 1 1989 (28)
Weight 64 kg
Length 1.75m
City Monaco
86,446 comments on Ricciardo
15 members have this driver as their favourite
Tweets about Daniel Ricciardo
Track Yas Marina Circuit
 
Track Yas Marina Circuit
Location AE Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Website Website
 
Team profile
Name AT Red Bull Racing
Founding date Jan 1 2005
276,970 comments on Red Bull Racing
367 members have this team as their favourite
Website http://www.redbullracing.com
Location Milton Keynes, Leafield
Tweets about Red Bull Racing
Formula 1 Calendar
Previous Grand Prix: 26 November 2017
AE Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi