“I want all the glory today” – Daniel Ricciardo has completed a decade in Formula 1, but is yet to fulfill his dream of becoming a world champion.
No one in the current grid deserves to win a world championship more than Daniel Ricciardo. He has had a few close-misses, despite driving for top teams like Red Bull and Renault, the latter turning out to be very disappointing.
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— Daniel Ricciardo (@danielricciardo) July 29, 2021
He joined McLaren this season with the hope of breaking the jinx, but it is not to be. He currently finds himself P9 in the championship, but he stresses he is still trying, and not letting the frustration get over him.
“Don’t get me wrong, I’m definitely trying. I want all the glory today.
“But I guess the experience tells me that it’s definitely a process. With the age and wisdom and probably maturity comes some composure than say, when I was younger, expecting the world from everything and it wasn’t happening, then yeah, I probably would have thrown a few tantrums by now and lost it mentally, so to speak.
“So that’s where being here for a while now kinda helps take a breath, step back, go through it and understand that there’s a reason why things aren’t great right now. I need to find some answers as opposed to just throw my hands up and walk away from it all.
“I think if it was, ‘I expect it to come on day one’. It shouldn’t be that easy. No matter how good I think am, it shouldn’t be that easy!
“It’s just a bit of perspective. And yeah, I appreciate, there’s 20 of us doing it in the world.”