Daniel Ricciardo: “It’s one of the toughest circuits”


Daniel Ricciardo is excited for the third round of the 2016 Formula 1 World Championship at the Shanghai International Circuit.

The Red Bull Racing driver so far has finished his home Grand Prix in Australia and the Bahrain Grand Prix in fourth for the Milton Keynes based outfit, and finished both races ahead of team-mate Daniil Kvyat.

The Australian believes the circuit in Shanghai is different compared to other tracks on the calendar with its long straight and tight corners, believing it’s one of the toughest and interesting circuits.

“The straight at the Shanghai International Circuit is super long which makes it pretty different compared to other tracks,” said Ricciardo. “Coming off that straight, you then have to brake for one of the tightest corners on the calendar – you go from one of the highest speeds to the lowest.

“Turns 1, 2 and 3 are like one big corner, really long and uphill, and this makes it really tough on the front left tyre, it’s one of the toughest circuits for that which can be interesting.

“As a city, Shanghai is cool, but it’s hard for us to get to because the track is quite far away and the traffic can be pretty bad. We usually get one night to go into the city to eat out and get a view of the skyline.”