Daniel Ricciardo: “The circuit is quite short but is also fun”

by Paul Hensby

Daniel Ricciardo heads into the back-to-back weekends at the Red Bull Ring and Silverstone eager for some good results after a disappointing race result in Azerbaijan last time out.

Ricciardo had qualified on the front row of the grid but could do no better than seventh at the Baku Street Circuit, but is looking for an improved weekend at the home circuit of Red Bull Racing with what the Australian describes as the best package he’s had since joining the team back in 2014.

“I love back-to-back weekends,” revealed Ricciardo. “It’s awesome to keep the ball rolling, if there was a three week break it would eat at me.

“Spielberg always has a pretty awesome atmosphere, and the setting is pretty amazing – the Austrian backdrop and the countryside is quite beautiful. The circuit is quite short but is also fun. I would love a few more corners but it is a fun track for what it is, quite flowing and fast.

“We haven’t had the results we would like there in the past but I think we’re coming there with our best package yet so hopefully that can put us up into the top five.

“The Austrians are very hospitable and there’s plenty of free schnitzel!”

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