2021 Australian GP: Daniel Ricciardo’s Verdict on New Albert Park F1 Track Layout

2021 Australian GP: Daniel Ricciardo’s Verdict on New Albert Park F1 Track Layout

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The iconic Albert Park Circuit in Australia is ready to bear a serious overhaul. The regular venue for an F1 season opener is being modified forward of the postponed Australian Grand Prix. The tweaks to the circuit purpose to not solely make it faster but in addition give F1 automobiles extra alternatives to overhaul. Being the one Australian driver on the grid, Daniel Ricciardo gave his verdict on the modifications of the observe.

The man from down beneath believes that the racing in Melbourne may very well be an actual spectacle, particularly as soon as the brand new aerodynamic laws kick in for the 2022 marketing campaign.

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“These changes in the direction of what we want. Better races, more battles – the changes are going to push us towards that,” he started.

Formula One F1. Bahrain Grand Prix. Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain. McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo in the course of the press convention FIA/Handout by way of REUTERS

“With these [2021] cars the changes should help a lot, but from 2022, if next year promises everything it does with being able to follow the car in front and the racing to be enhanced, then coming to a circuit like Albert Park with these changes should make a pretty amazing spectacle.

“I see all of these changes as beneficial for Sunday and we can have some fun on the brakes. It’ll make the racing closer, I’m pretty confident of that.”

While little doubt Ricciardo would wish to hit the circuit in Melbourne as quickly as attainable, he has larger fish to fry in the mean time.

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Can Daniel Ricciardo bounce again and beat his teammate at Imola?

The McLaren driver had a strong outing on debut with the Woking-based outfit. He crossed the checkered flag in P7, however he was fairly comprehensively crushed by his teammate Lando Norris, who completed in P4.

Formula One F1. Bahrain Grand Prix. Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain. McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo in motion throughout qualifying REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

In some methods it was anticipated, contemplating Ricciardo barely had sufficient time to get used to a brand new automobile and a brand new workforce. However, he did say that he felt much more snug within the papaya-colored automobile in his first race for the workforce than he had felt along with his Renault debut.

With the subsequent race in over two weeks’ time, Daniel will wish to showcase some enchancment and make an announcement of intent. Will he beat Norris the second time of asking? Or will Daniel nonetheless take one other race or two to become familiar with the MCL35M?

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