Daniel Ricciardo: “I’ll just get into it tomorrow morning”


An engine problem restricted Daniel Ricciardo to just 8 laps in FP2 - Credit: Octane Photographic Ltd

Daniel Ricciardo endured a tough day at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, with the Australian suffering an engine issue that restricted his running to just eight laps in second practice.

After finishing ninth fastest during the morning session, the Red Bull Racing driver was down in an unrepresentative fifteenth in the afternoon, with the Australian unable to get a clear lap in on the Ultrasoft tyre and unable to complete his planned long runs.

Ricciardo is remaining calm as he knows the important parts of the weekend are still to come, and will be pushing hard to make progress during Saturday morning’s final practice session.

“A bit of an uneventful day to be honest as I didn’t get a whole lot of running,” said Ricciardo. “We had a bit going on this morning and then had an engine issue this afternoon.

“The positive is that Max’s pace on the Ultrasofts looked pretty good, so hopefully we’ll learn a bit more from their set up tonight and then push on for tomorrow. I doubt we got a lot of long run data today but at least Max [Verstappen] did some good short runs.

“For me, we’ll take a little bit from today but we obviously didn’t get too many uninterrupted flying laps. But that’s okay, because I’ve driven this track before so I’ll just get into it tomorrow morning.”