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21/05/2015

Daniel Ricciardo : « A circuit where the driver has more influence »

Published on 21 May 2015

Daniel Ricciardo (AUS), Red Bull Racing.  Monaco Street Circuit.

Revelation of the last championship, Daniel Ricciardo is one of the few drivers to have scored points in every Grand Prix this season. If his Red Bull does not allow him to shine this year yet, the Australian knows that anything is possible in Monaco.

« Monaco is a circuit where the driver as more influence on events, explains the man who won three races in 2014. Driving a Formula 1 car anywhere is special, but here it’s like trying to do a lap in a supermarket. That’s just so cool. »

Brilliant third last year in the Principality, « smiling » especially appreciate racing in Monaco although he keeps in mind the difficulties offered by the Monaco’s track.

« You have the walls around the circuit and the bumps on the track that make it a bit more real, said the former Toro Rosso’s driver. The circuit has a lot of character and you can feel it in the car. You can’t afford mistakes, your concentration levels rocket and you tend to amaze yourself with how quickly you manage to do everything. Just completing a lap feels like an achievement. »

Impatient to fight on the track, Daniel Ricciardo also underline the madness that surround the Monaco’s round.

« It is the real deal, reveals the Australian. There is so much energy surrounding it : the big boats, the big spenders, the cool people, the Hollywoods. It is all there. It creates a crazy atmosphere over the week-end. »