Arabic AR Chinese (Simplified) ZH-CN English EN French FR German DE Japanese JA Portuguese PT Russian RU Spanish ES Ukrainian UK

Australian Grand Prix: Daniel Ricciardo eyes Red Bull statement of intent

Latest news

    Daniel Ricciardo has twice finished third in the drivers’ championship (2014 and 2016)
    Australian Grand Prix on the BBC
    Dates: 23-25 March. Circuit: Albert Park
    Coverage: Practice sessions online-only; Qualifying and race on BBC Radio 5 live. Live text commentary, leaderboard and imagery on BBC Sport website and app.

    Daniel Ricciardo wants Red Bull to provide a title-winning statement of intent at this weekend’s season-opening Australian Grand Prix.

    Last year’s championship was largely contested between Mercedes and Ferrari but hopes are high for a three-way title battle this season.

    Red Bull finished 2017 with two wins from six races and Ricciardo feels the team has only improved since then.

    “There’s a lot more confidence within the team,” the Australian said.

    “Every year we have worked hard to build a fast car, but come testing we have not really had a lot to show for it, but this winter we had a bit more.

    “For us to have a strong weekend, however, would set a statement for the year and show that we would be fighting for the championship. It would be awesome to get off on the right foot.”

    Dear F1: Please, please, PLEASE be more unpredictable

    Ricciardo enters a potentially decisive season at Red Bull with his contract due to expire at the end of the year.

    The 28-year-old has been linked with Mercedes and Ferrari, with Valtteri Bottas and Kimi Raikkonen also in the final year of their deals.

    However, Ricciardo’s focus is only on producing the performances on the track, starting on Sunday.

    “At the end of the day the results are going to do the talking,” added Ricciardo, who is aiming to become the first Australian to win his home grand prix.

    “For any of us out of contract I believe the driver who is going to be in the hot-seat is not the person who does the best negotiating, but the one who does the best on track.

    “That’s really my focus at the moment – to come out on the right foot here in Melbourne – and to try and fight for the title this year.”

    View the original article:

    In the same category are

    National Trust should be ‘radical’ Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The National Trust owns land in picturesque Borrowdale in the Lake District The National Trust needs to...
    Europe migrants: Austria to seize migrants’ phones in asylum clampdown Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Austria plans to allow authorities to seize cash as well as mobile phones from asylum seekers Austria's...
    Five ways China’s past has shaped its present Image copyright Getty Images To understand today's headlines about China's approach to issues such as trade, foreign policy or internet censorship, ...
    Mel Giedroyc: From The Generation Game to Shakespeare’s Beatrice Image copyright Mark Douet Image caption Giedroyc plays Beatrice in a new production of Much Ado About Nothing A small theatre in Kingston may not...
    London Marathon: Hero helper and runner will start together Image copyright AFP Image caption David Wyeth, from Chorlton Runners was helped to the finishing line by Swansea Harrier Matt Rees in 2017 In 2017...
    British artist scoops first prize in the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards The winners of the professional category of the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards have been announced, with British artist Alys Tomlinson named as Ph...

    Leave a comment

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *