“I do fit”- Daniel Ricciardo has pointed out that his F1 seat fit woes are behind him, and he would cover the deficit caused by him.
Daniel Ricciardo has admitted that his hips often are a problem for the designers while customizing the cockpit in accordance with him as it usually disturbs the chassis design.
At McLaren also Ricciardo initially encountered this problem while fitting inside the new MCL35M, but now Ricciardo claims that those are the days of the past.
“I do have wide hips – I guess. I’m pretty thick boned,” said Ricciardo when asked about the progress since the tricky first seat fit by Motorsport.com. “But I got in, so it was the first mock-up of the seat.”
“And with the dimensions that they had, they assumed what would be okay for me. But it wasn’t quite okay. Fortunately, it was just the seat, and it wasn’t the actual keel itself that is too narrow. Since then, I have been able to get in a seat, and I do fit.”
Will cover the deficit.
Daniel Ricciardo has then on to guarantee that any deficit faced by his team due to the alterations to fit him inside the cockpit, then he would compensate for it through his performances.
“I feel like I’m certainly the limit,” he said. “I think the way they design the cars and the chassis now, everything’s trying to be as tight and compact as possible.
“Really, my hips are sometimes the limiting factor. So, I tell them, ‘just make sure I’m comfortable, and if you think that loses you a tenth of aerodynamics, then I’ll just drive faster on track!”
McLaren recently presented its car for 2021- MCL35M. The duo of Ricciardo and Lando Norris would appear for the British team for the first time, as Bahrain is ready to organize the test session next month.