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75th Grand Prix de Monaco F1

25 - 28 May 2017

Daniel Ricciardo: “My favourite track”

Published on 24 May 2017

Deprived of a first win in the Principality last year by a very long pit-stop, Daniel Ricciardo hopes that luck will finally turn in this season on his second home race.

« Monaco is definitely my favourite track to drive, said the current fifth in the championship. It is so tight, so intimidating. From the outside some of the sequences looks impossible to go through at the speed we do. Once you are in the car it’s an amazing feeling. »

Famous for its selectivity, the 3,337 km long circuit does not allow any leap of concentration from the drivers. Without comfortable run-off areas like most of modern circuits, « Smiling » knows that he will have to touch the limit and never surpass it.

« If you kiss the wall it actually makes you want to do it again as opposed to scaring you, explains the Aussie. The whole spectacle of the week-end just makes it something unique and special. »

© Jean-François Galeron