Daniel Ricciardo: “It would be really great to get back on the podium”


Daniel Ricciardo won in Canada back in 2017 but is aiming for a podium this year - Credit: Octane Photographic Ltd

Daniel Ricciardo has fond memories of the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, having taken his first career victory there back in 2014, and he feels the circuit is the kind of track that he enjoys.

For the second race weekend in succession, drivers will be faced with a street circuit, but unlike it Monaco two weeks ago, they will be racing at much higher speeds, and that is something the Red Bull Racing driver loves.

Ricciardo has finished third in the last two races this season, but has not finished on the podium in Canada since his victory, something he wants to address this weekend.

“I love the Canadian Grand Prix and it’s my type of track,” said Ricciardo. “It’s another street circuit where you can get close to the walls, I’ve had a race win there and it’s great fun both on and off-track. What’s not to love?

“It’s also a tricky track to get right and although there aren’t a whole lot of corners they are all quite complex.

“I was pretty happy with my qualifying lap last year and the last chicane was fun but it would be really great to get back on the podium. Last year it was also freezing cold and to be honest that sucked. You would just about warm up after a few laps in the car, so hopefully it will be a little bit warmer this year.”