“My normal driving style doesn’t quite match the car” – Daniel Ricciardo relied on his Red Bull driving style until McLaren made it difficult.
Daniel Ricciardo has made two significant career changes in the past two years, but his driving style has been largely the same as he chose at Red Bull since 2019 and the Australian is struggling to keep it up with the new team.
Ricciardo claims he escaped similar complications in Renault as he managed to keep the old driving style but at the expense of some grip.
“At Renault, I immediately felt that I could keep my old driving style, but simply had a little less grip than with the Red Bull car. Compared to McLaren, the differences to the car are a bit bigger, ”he said Auto engine and sport.
“It has its strengths and weaknesses, but somehow my normal driving style doesn’t quite match the car. It could be because of the braking or acceleration, but the car does not react as I am used to. “
“That is why my move to McLaren was a little more demanding than the move to Renault. The first step was to find out why my driving style wasn’t working in all corners and only then could I start working on new techniques that I had to master, ”concludes Ricciardo.
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Ricciardo certainly does not take the disappointments in his first races with McLaren well as he still has to make up the gap against his younger teammate Lando Norris.
In a recent interview, the Australian even admitted that he might resent the sport if things continued in the same way. Ricciardo had terrible results in Baku and Monaco.
And he scored some points in France and Austria, but he still has more to do to reach McLaren’s P3 goal for this year.