Ricciardo plays down Drive to Survive drama with Norris

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Ricciardo plays down Drive to Survive drama with Norris

Daniel Ricciardo has performed down the supposed drama between himself and team-mate Lando Norris that took place because of Drive to Survive.

The most recent sequence of the Netflix present was targeted on the 2021 season, the primary marketing campaign for Ricciardo at McLaren. Whereas the McLaren-focused episodes have been largely about their battle towards Ferrari for third place within the Constructors’ Championship, one other sub-plot was the supposedly chilly relationship between Ricciardo and Norris.

Ricciardo himself is aware of all too nicely about being good mates along with your team-mate (see his time at Purple Bull alongside Max Verstappen) so can have identified what he was entering into at McLaren with the friendship of Norris and Carlos Sainz being break up up.

However anticipation was excessive for 2 of the funniest drivers on the grid to be teaming up. Nevertheless, in Drive to Survive the connection was portrayed as chilly and when Ricciardo was struggling to adapt to the McLaren automotive, Norris was proven to have little sympathy.

This, nevertheless, will not be as true as it might appear and Ricciardo has acknowledged that he and Norris have a “superb relationship.”

“I felt like lots of people in all probability wished us to be greatest mates from day one,” Ricciardo instructed Channel 4.

“And it was one thing that we couldn’t actually power and it did take a little bit of time to actually create an excellent relationship.

Ricciardo plays down Drive to Survive drama with Norris

“However in saying that, there wasn’t pressure or something, it was simply that we have been making an attempt to determine one another out.

“At present the place I sit immediately, I feel we’ve an excellent relationship.”

It isn’t the primary time Drive to Survive has been accused of not portraying occasions precisely as they happen.

Carlos Sainz claimed the present went “too far” in its portrayal of his relationship with Norris whereas reigning World Champion Max Verstappen has been probably the most vocal in his criticism.

The Purple Bull driver refused to be interviewed for the most recent sequence, a very notable absence contemplating the primary story of the season was his title battle with Lewis Hamilton, and he stated this was because of the “faux rivalries” on show.

“I perceive it must be finished to spice up the recognition [of Formula 1 in America],” the Dutchman instructed The Related Press, quoted by Motorsport Week, within the build-up to the 2021 United States Grand Prix.

“However from my facet as a driver, I don’t like being a part of it.


“They faked just a few rivalries which don’t actually exist. So I made a decision to not be part of it and didn’t give any extra interviews after that as a result of then there may be nothing you may present.

“I’m not likely a dramatic present sort of individual. I simply need information and actual issues to occur.”




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