Daniel Ricciardo looking to "make amends" after "painful" Singapore disqualification
Daniel Ricciardo, speaking on Wednesday ahead of the VTB Russian Formula One Grand Prix, said that the Sochi track has definitely grown on him, and he is looking forward to a better result this time out after the trials and tribulations of the Singapore Grand Prix.
“The whole weekend was a bit of a shame in the end, having initially looked so promising,” said the Australian.
“The disqualification was painful to take as we know how important track position is in Singapore and how difficult overtaking can be.”
“It is what it is and we gave it our best. I was having a lot of fun for the first-half of the race with some overtakes, but then it all came undone. It would have been a great result had we pulled it off.”
Speaking about the Russian Grand Prix, the Renault F1 driver said he was looking forward to getting back on track:
“Sochi is quite a cool track as it’s very flat and open; almost directly opposite to the close walls and bumps in Singapore.”
“It’s an enjoyable lap with a lot going on at the wheel.”
“The surface is smooth with quite a lot of challenging corners to get right. The Russian Grand Prix has certainly grown on me since it was introduced to the calendar.”
The battle for fourth position in the World Constructor’s Championship remains his aim.
“We have the opportunity to carry some energy into Russia and look to make amends and be back where we deserve to be.”
“After the summer break we’ve looked very strong and turned the battle for fourth around.”
“A good result in Sochi is possible, we just need to piece together a solid weekend like we have at the last few Grands Prix.”