Another Chance - Q&A with Daniel Ricciardo
Renault Sport Official
Daniel Ricciardo narrowly missed out on a top six finish in a tight Styrian Grand Prix at the weekend. Focus now turns to the fast and flowing Hungaroring, a circuit the Australian relishes, as he aims for a better points reward.How much do you enjoy racing at the Hungaroring?I can’t wait to get back to Budapest. I’m glad it’s on the revised calendar as it’s one of my favourite circuits. I’m pumped to have a good one this time around and trying this year’s car on a high-downforce circuit for the first time. I’m quite enjoying these back-to-back races and, since we’ve been competitive in Austria, I know we’re going to have a chance in Hungary for a good result.Where are the key areas of a lap there?It’s a track with its own challenges. It’s fast, tight, but that doesn’t mean overtaking isn’t possible. It’s quite a busy lap at the wheel, especially the middle sector with corners coming quite quickly one after the other. It’s a good drivers’ track and a great challenge. Even physically, it’s quite hard, especially with the heat.What are your thoughts after the Styrian Grand Prix?I think it’s a little frustrating as we know more points were there for the taking. We held onto sixth for so long and two laps from the end it came undone. It was a positive race with a decent start and solid pace in general. There are positives from it and we showed the speed for a better result. We have another chance this weekend; we’re moving in the right direction and the car has taken a step forward. We just need to extract the most from it and show where we deserve to be in the standings.