Daniel Ricciardo: “I really do love Silverstone”


Daniel Ricciardo - Credit: Octane Photographic Ltd

Daniel Ricciardo admits to loving the Silverstone circuit as Formula 1 arrives at the track for the British Grand Prix this weekend.

The Australian made his Formula 1 debut at Silverstone back in the 2011 season with the HRT Formula 1 Team, finishing nineteenth having replaced Indian racer Narain Karthikeyan, with his best result at the circuit coming in 2014 when he claimed a podium finish for his current team Red Bull Racing.

Ricciardo feels that with a good car, he will feel when he has performed a good lap, and is looking forward to the challenge of the high-speed circuit, although he will be looking to get back into podium contention after finishing outside the top four since his runners-up spot earlier this season at Monaco.

“I really do love Silverstone, it has always been a track I’ve loved since my early days driving there,” said Ricciardo. “I love street circuits, but equally I love high-speed corners and fast circuits and Silverstone has got some of the best on the calendar in Maggotts, Becketts and Chapel.

“They’re fun and they require a lot of commitment. If you’ve got a good car behind you feel every bit of its force and potential.”