Ricciardo reveals how he felt about Norris’ podium after difficult race

Daniel Ricciardo struggled within the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix following an incident with Carlos Sainz on the opening lap, while McLaren teammate Lando Norris claimed his first podium of the season by ending in third.

					Ricciardo reveals how he felt about Norris' podium after difficult race

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Daniel Ricciardo admits that he’s taking hope from teammate Lando Norris’ podium on the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix after his personal tough race.

The Australian made contact with Carlos Sainz on the Tamburello chicane on the opening lap of the occasion, which prompted Sainz to spin into the gravel.

While the Ferrari was unable to proceed, Ricciardo made it again to the pits for repairs, however endured a tricky afternoon and ultimately completed down in 18th place.

It was a day of contrasting fortunes within the McLaren storage, as Norris discovered himself up in P3 following Charles Leclerc’s error within the latter levels of the race. The Briton held onto the place, and took each his and the crew’s first podium of the season.

Ricciardo taking "optimism" from Norris' efficiency

Having had a difficult day at Imola himself, Ricciardo says that he was left feeling extra constructive after seeing what Norris was in a position to obtain.

“Clearly, his race was fully totally different to mine, as totally different as it may be,” Ricciardo instructed media, together with RacingNews365.com.

“So there’s optimism in that. However I used to be actually struggling, actually all through all of the race.”

Provided that he had fallen to the again of the sector following the conflict with Sainz, Ricciardo was the primary driver to check out the slick tyres, with all people on the grid having began the race on Intermediates following earlier heavy rainfall.

“The Inter was simply going backwards additional and additional, so I mentioned, ‘Alright, let’s simply strive the slick. I’ve received nothing to lose,'” he commented.

“And truly, the timing of that was good, as a result of we received on the market and caught again to the pack, after which we [were] simply behind the pack, probably not doing a lot.”

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Frustrations over DRS activation

Ricciardo admits that he was eager for the Drag Discount System [DRS] to be activated.

“I used to be asking them, ‘Please activate DRS,'” he defined.

“I do not know why they waited so lengthy to activate it, as a result of no overtakings have been going to occur. After which nothing was occurring, so we fitted a Exhausting [tyre] simply to see if that gave us something, if the others dropped off as properly.

“The Exhausting was simply very, very gradual for me. So yeah, information gathering and just a little little bit of ache, in fact. However, on the flip aspect, [we’ve] received Lando’s encouraging race to take a look at.

“However, for me, it was one which I did not actually need to reside by means of way more.”

McLaren presently sit fourth within the Constructors’ Championship, while Norris holds sixth within the Drivers’ standings, with Ricciardo in eleventh.

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					Ricciardo reveals how he felt about Norris' podium after difficult race

					Ricciardo reveals how he felt about Norris' podium after difficult race

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