“My normal driving style doesn’t quite match the car”– Daniel Ricciardo was relying on his Red Bull driving style until McLaren made it tough.
In the last two years, Daniel Ricciardo has made two significant career changes, but his driving style has largely remained the same as of 2019, which he picked in Red Bull, and the Australian is finding it tough to maintain it with the new team.
Ricciardo asserts that he escaped similar complications in Renault as he managed to keep the old driving style, but at the expense of some grip.
“At Renault, I immediately felt that I could keep my old driving style, but that I just had a bit less grip than with the Red Bull car. Compared to McLaren, the differences with the car are a bit bigger,” he said to Auto Motor Und Sport.
“It has its strengths and weaknesses, but somehow my normal driving style doesn’t quite match the car. It could be to the braking or acceleration, but the car doesn’t react like I’m used to.”
“That’s why my move to McLaren has been a little more challenging than the move to Renault. The first step was to find out what made my driving style not work in all the corners and only then could I start working on new techniques to master,” Ricciardo concludes.
Daniel Ricciardo desperate to be back in the form
Ricciardo is certainly not taking the disappointments well in his initial races with McLaren, as he is yet to cover the deficit against his younger teammate Lando Norris.
In a recent interview, the Australian even confessed that he might start resenting the sport if things go on similarly. Ricciardo had horrendous results in Baku and Monaco.
And he managed to gain some points in France and Austria, but he needs to do more for the P3 objective set by McLaren for this year.