“You have to keep believing in it”- Daniel Ricciardo still wants to believe in his dream of becoming World Drivers’ champion.
Daniel Ricciardo is among the highly-rated drivers of the last decade, but Mercedes’ overpowered dominance has not allowed anyone else to have a close chance to the title.
As Lewis Hamilton secured his 5th consecutive Championship title and Mercedes 7th. Though Ricciardo was a huge irritant in between, he never managed to successfully combat their might.
Now, the Australian driver is 31-year-old, but he still believes in getting the world championship title before he hands down his steering forever in his career.
“You have to keep believing in it. Everyone thinks he is the best, but if you look in the mirror a little longer I don’t think every driver can keep that belief. But I still believe in it,” said the 31-year-old Australian.
Sees a promising future with McLaren
Ricciardo took time to adjust with Renault, with him not able to secure any podium in 2019. Though this year he managed to get two, taking the French team over there for the first time in nine years.
He’s driving “at the top of his form”
His enthusiasm is “infectious”
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However, the Australian long ago in the season decided not to remain with Renault and switch his allegiance to McLaren, where he will be replacing Carlos Sainz, who is now headed for Ferrari.
In the recent interaction with Channel 4, he said that he sees a bright prospect with the British team, and they have shown a meteoric rise from the disastrous 2018 season, after which Ricciardo was first initially contacted by McLaren to replace outgoing Fernando Alonso.
But Ricciardo preferred to go to Renault, and now the irony is that Alonso would be replacing him over there and it was Sainz, who was ousted by Renault back in 2018 to accommodate Ricciardo for 2019.