Daniel Ricciardo has had a tough begin to the 2022 F1 season with rising hypothesis relating to his future at McLaren. The Aussie, nonetheless, claims that he has an excellent understanding of the place he stands by way of outcomes, what’s working for him, and what merely just isn’t.
After a disappointing end result outdoors the top-10 on the 2022 F1 Canadian Grand Prix final weekend, the Aussie spoke in a media interplay, saying:
“We actually have had some chats. I imply, that sounds too formal. We spend a while collectively, however actually it’s not a once-a-year factor, we’re doing that when each couple of months. It’s additionally not like I wanted a kick up the ass. I do know the place my outcomes are and I do know what’s good and what isn’t. It’s actually them simply attempting to once more to see if there’s something they might do to assist.”
The 32-year-old additional stated:
“I really feel like we did have a bit breakthrough after Monaco, with the manufacturing facility on the sim [where] we tried just a few issues. I believe although our end result in the present day wasn’t good, the final couple of weekends have actually been higher and proven extra promise.”
Daniel Ricciardo at the moment stands thirteenth within the drivers’ standings with fifteen factors to his identify.
Daniel Ricciardo feels changing into an F1 world champion just isn’t “black and white”
Daniel Ricciardo has all the time been vocal about his drive to grow to be an F1 world champion however actually appears to be slowly dropping his edge, and with that, his confidence that this life-long dream will come true.
As reported by Crash.web, he emphasised that the infinite variables concerned in F1, make it an especially difficult sport, saying:
“Annually, clearly I believed I used to be ok to do it (win a title) and clearly I haven’t finished it. There are such a lot of variables on this sport and so many issues must go collectively. It’s not tennis, it’s not that if I’m hitting the ball higher on that day, I’ll win the match. It’s not that black and white.”
He additional stated:
“It’s in all probability only a little bit of maturity and understanding the game is a lot extra advanced than simply you’re being the most effective driver on that given day. So, it’s figuring out there are extra issues and I’m not the one controller on this sport. I’m conscious I may really feel the most effective, but it surely nonetheless doesn’t occur. All these sorts of issues. In order that’s one half, simply being lifelike with the game as a complete.”
Whereas McLaren actually have a much less aggressive package deal this yr, the 2021 season witnessed a big hole in outcomes and efficiency between the 2 drivers.