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Daniel Ricciardo: “Monaco provides a great opportunity to add to our win and podium”

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MONTMELO, SPAIN - MAY 17: Daniel Ricciardo of Australia drives the Red Bull Racing Red Bull-TAG Heuer RB12 TAG Heuer as he exits the pit lane during day one of Formula One testing at Circuit de Catalunya on May 17, 2016 in Montmelo, Spain. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)

Daniel Ricciardo is looking forward to the Monaco Grand Prix, a track that should suit the Red Bull Racing team, with its low power dependency and slow corners, the RB12 should be in its element.

The Australian, ever the racer, is raring to push the car to the limits on the streets of Monte Carlo, and is confident of another strong race for the Milton Keynes based squad.

“Monaco is really cool, being able to stay at home makes you feel a bit more relaxed and normal, like watching TV before you go to bed and waking up and having my own breakfast.

“I believe street circuits like Monaco bring out the best in a driver. Fans, commentators and ex-drivers can see who’s really on it and willing to push it to the limit. That’s what I like about street circuits. It’s visible to the spectators who is running the fine line between risk and reward.

“So far this year we’ve had a win and a podium as a team and I think Monaco provides a great opportunity to add to that. I can’t wait to go there, it’s one of those races you don’t want to get too excited about. If you go to Monaco too excited it can turn around and bite you, so we have to play it cool but I think we have a good chance.”

Red Bull will also benefit from the new Renault engine, that was tested at the recent in-season test session in Barcelona. Preliminary indications are positive, and the new PU should provide the team with an extra performance boost, to allow Red Bull to challenge not only the Scuderia Ferrari team, but perhaps the Mercedes AMG PETRONAS squad too.

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