Formula 1

Daniel Ricciardo: “Shanghai is a track that has definitely grown on me”

1 Mins read
Daniel Ricciardo is looking forward to the Chinese Grand Prix - Credit: Clive Mason/Getty Images

Daniel Ricciardo has grown to enjoy the Shanghai International Circuit over the years, and heads into his sixth race there this weekend aiming for his first podium at the track.

The Red Bull Racing driver has two fourth placed finishes at the track including in 2016, and is looking forward to returning there this year in the RB13 hoping for better luck than he achieved in the opening race of the season in Australia, where he was forced to retire with engine issues after starting from the pit lane.

“Shanghai is a track that has definitely grown on me over time,” said Ricciardo. “When I first went there it wasn’t one of my favourites and I wasn’t normally that competitive but since I’ve been with Red Bull Racing the circuit has been a real strength of mine and I’ve had some good results. Now I really enjoy the circuit and going back there.

“The city is quite far from the track but I try to take time to visit as it’s a pretty cool place. It’s a very international city with a good nightlife and some great restaurants, you really can find anything and everything there.”

Related posts
Formula 1

Being Able to Fight Other Teams gave Russell & Latifi ‘Confidence’ in 2020 - Simon Roberts

2 Mins read
They may have not scored points in 2020, but Williams showed better pace than it did in 2019, which gave both drivers confidence, according to Team Principal Simon Roberts.
Formula 1

Wolff Wants Russell to Eliminate Mistakes and Sustain a High Level of Performance in 2021

2 Mins read
George Russell needs to learn from the mistakes that cost him points in 2020 and continue to grow as a driver ahead of a potential future with Mercedes, according to Toto Wolff.
Formula 1

McLaren Looking for 'More Power' and 'More Reliability' after Switch from Renault to Mercedes – Norris

2 Mins read
Lando Norris expects more power and better reliability in 2021 after McLaren switched from Renault to Mercedes-Benz power units.

Leave a Reply