Daniel Ricciardo defiant amid McLaren System 1 struggles: ‘Give me a successful automobile, and I am going to win!’

“I do not really feel I’ve ever left a win on the desk,” says Daniel Ricciardo in Sky unique; McLaren affirm dedication to Australian, whereas Nico Rosberg says Ricciardo up towards Lando Norris – “the very best of his era”; Watch Hungarian GP dwell on Sky Sports activities this weekend

Final Up to date: 27/07/22 2:43pm

McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo speaks to Ted Kravitz to dismiss speculation surrounding his future with the team.

McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo speaks to Ted Kravitz to dismiss hypothesis surrounding his future with the group.

McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo speaks to Ted Kravitz to dismiss hypothesis surrounding his future with the group.

Daniel Ricciardo has issued a defiant message amid his struggles at McLaren, insisting he’s nonetheless able to successful in System 1 if given the chance.

Ricciardo arrived at McLaren as a high-profile signing in 2021 however has, within the phrases of the group’s chief Zak Brown, fallen wanting expectations to date, with younger Briton Lando Norris establishing himself because the group’s chief.

That lack of kind has additionally seen the Australian’s future questioned, with Ricciardo not too long ago issuing an announcement to substantiate – regardless of McLaren hyperlinks to different drivers – that he shall be seeing out his contract till 2023.

In a revealing unique with Sky Sports activities F1, Ricciardo defined the boldness he has in himself to bounce again at McLaren – and to get again to the highest of F1, if given a aggressive automobile by the group who’re at the moment fourth within the standings.

“Give me a successful automobile, and I am going to win,” Ricciardo informed Ted Kravitz in France. “I do not really feel I’ve ever left a win on the desk.”

“That is the problem that lies forward of us, with myself and the group at McLaren,” added Ricciardo.

Daniel Riccardo says it 'felt right' to put out a statement confirming that he wanted to continue his contract with McLaren.

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Daniel Riccardo says it ‘felt proper’ to place out an announcement confirming that he needed to proceed his contract with McLaren.

Daniel Riccardo says it ‘felt proper’ to place out an announcement confirming that he needed to proceed his contract with McLaren.

“It is like, let’s determine this out, I wish to tackle this problem with you. Let’s determine it out since you give me this, and I am going to provide you with this in return.

“That is the boldness I’ve in myself and that is in the end why I nonetheless get up eager to do it.”

Ricciardo is an eight-time race winner in F1, claiming seven victories for Crimson Bull and one for McLaren final 12 months on the Italian GP – the group’s first since 2012. A superb overtaker, Ricciardo has additionally proved to be an opportunist.

However minus that marvellous Monza, Ricciardo hasn’t hit his excessive notes at McLaren.

Final 12 months’s troubles have been put right down to attending to grips with a brand new automobile, however this season in a brand new machine Norris, 22, has been much more dominant towards his older team-mate, 33.

“It is like making an attempt to bop with a associate and for those who’re not in sync, you are not dancing,” mentioned Ricciardo. “You may’t dance.”

McLaren dedicated to Ricciardo | Lando ‘better of his era’?

Hypothesis about Ricciardo’s future mounted after McLaren signed up one other highly-rated IndyCar driver, with Alex Palou becoming a member of Colton Herta and Pato O’Ward on the Arrow McLaren group, and for the F1 testing programme.

Brown, McLaren’s CEO, had additionally hinted at “choices” to get out of Ricciardo’s three-year contract early.

However Ricciardo insists he is staying whereas McLaren’s F1 group boss Andreas Seidl can also be completely satisfied to retain him.

“He is dedicated, and we’re dedicated from our aspect,” mentioned Seidl.

Anthony Davidson is joined by McLaren's Lando Norris to analyse his impressive fifth place in qualifying for the French GP.

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Anthony Davidson is joined by McLaren’s Lando Norris to analyse his spectacular fifth place in qualifying for the French GP.

Anthony Davidson is joined by McLaren’s Lando Norris to analyse his spectacular fifth place in qualifying for the French GP.

“We simply have to hold working onerous collectively with a view to discover these final percentages that we have seen now and again. In the mean time, that is what we spend all our vitality on.”

Ricciardo is at the moment twelfth within the standings however has hinted at indicators of his outdated kind in current weeks. He was ninth, two locations behind Norris, on the French GP.

“He sees it himself, that on race tempo he was fairly near his team-mate,” mentioned Sky Sports activities F1’s Nico Rosberg, the 2016 world champion. “For him, it was a constructive weekend.

“Clearly, it wasn’t the best of all time, nevertheless it was one other step in the correct course for him to all the time be very near his team-mate additionally on race tempo.”

Rosberg additionally feels that Norris deserves extra reward than Ricciardo criticism.

Norris remains to be ready for his first F1 win however has shone since debuting as a rookie in 2019, and is at the moment a ‘better of the remainder’ seventh within the championship.

“He is without doubt one of the better of the following era and probably the very best,” added Rosberg.

“I believe on this case, greater than bashing Daniel at this time limit we must always simply reward Lando who’s driving completely like a future world champion.”

Dwell Hungarian GP schedule on Sky Sports activities F1

Thursday
2pm: Drivers’ Press Convention

Friday
8.30am: F3 Apply
9.40am: F2 Apply
12.30pm: Hungarian GP Apply One (session begins 1pm)
2.25pm: F3 Qualifying
3.45pm: Hungarian GP Apply Two (session begins 4pm)
5.25pm: F2 Qualifying
6.15pm: W Sequence Qualifying
7pm: The F1 Present: Hungary

Saturday
9.55am: F3 Dash Race
11.45am: Hungarian GP Apply Three (session begins 12pm)
1.20pm: W Sequence Race
2.30pm: Hungarian GP Qualifying Construct-up
3pm: HUNGARIAN GP QUALIFYING
4.55pm: F2 Dash
6pm: Ted’s Qualifying Pocket book

Sunday
9am: F3 Function Race
10.25am: F2 Function Race
12.30pm: Grand Prix Sunday: Hungarian GP Construct-up
2pm: THE HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX
4pm: Chequered Flag: Hungarian GP Response
5pm: Ted’s Pocket book:

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