McLaren CEO Zak Brown has reiterated that his feedback about Daniel Ricciardo throughout an interview late final month had been simply his sincere opinion.
Regardless of the damaging press that arose from the feedback, Brown felt that the feedback defined the present scenario inside McLaren. Talking forward of the Canadian GP, he stated:
“I used to be requested a query and I simply gave an sincere reply. I feel Daniel [Ricciardo] has stated the identical factor. We’re right here to try to get in direction of the entrance. We’ve had some superior weekends, like Monza, after which some disappointing weekends.”
Throughout an interview with Sky Sports activities forward of the Monaco GP, Zak Brown had expressed his disappointment on the Australian driver’s continued lack of competitiveness. Claiming that Lando Norris “undoubtedly has an edge” over Ricciardo, Brown felt that McLaren lacked a wholesome intra-team rivalry.
Ricciardo later commented that he felt Brown’s feedback had been justified, saying that he knew he needed to up his performances.
In the meantime, Zak Brown has stanchly stood behind Daniel Ricciardo regardless of his feedback. The American believes that Riccardo “has what it takes” to carry out on the highest degree however felt that he simply wanted to regulate to the troublesome automobile. Moreover, he feels that the staff additionally must take accountability and supply its drivers with a greater automobile to compete on the entrance of the grid.
“Coming again to our automobile, I don’t assume we’re but giving our drivers a automobile that’s able to being on the entrance regularly.”
“I feel final 12 months in Monza, after we had a powerful race automobile, we might see what Daniel and Lando might do with it. So, I feel we have to concentrate on giving our drivers higher race vehicles. So, we have to try this.”
Relationship with Daniel Ricciardo “by no means higher”, claims McLaren boss
McLaren CEO Zak Brown claimed that his relationship with Daniel Ricciardo has by no means been higher regardless of his latest feedback in regards to the latter’s efficiency producing lots of damaging press.
Talking forward of the Canadian GP, Brown stated:
“We’ve an amazing, nice relationship. We had dinner a few weeks in the past in London, we’ve got good laughs collectively and revel in racing collectively so the connection with Daniel’s by no means been higher.”
Regardless of the ever-increasing stress to carry out, Daniel Ricciardo hasn’t misplaced his signature smile. He has refused to let himself be overwhelmed down by paddock chatter and has as a substitute focussed on bettering his on-track performances.