Enthusiasts Daniel Ricciardo explains: Dark power drove me to the Monza victory

12:25  17 september  2021
12:25  17 september  2021 Source:   motorsport-total.com

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on the way to his sensational victory in Monza was Daniel Ricciardo apparently from an inner, dark Power powered. At least that says that the Australian himself, when he returns to the course of the weekend. This inner force was unleashed after qualifying on Friday, when the McLaren driver was fifth, he was not satisfied with it.

not even half a tenth second customer lacked Ricciardo in the royal park to a top 3 result in qualification. "After qualifying, I was pretty bleak," he says. "Something in me then meant that I do not want to be here anymore, in relation to that I want to win and that I want to be the guy. That has driven me more than anything else," says Ricciardo describes his emotional life.

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From the team he received a lot of praise after qualifying and the difficult season so far. But Ricciardo felt that was more in it. "I know it was a good session at this year. But then the competitor came out in me. I can not explain it. It was like a burning feeling in me, which told me: 'No, that was not Good enough ', "explains the 32-year-old.

from Dr. Jekyll became Mr. Hyde

and so Dr. Jekyll Alias ​​Daniel for the further course of the weekend in Mr. Hyde Alias ​​Ricciardo. "For the rest of the weekend, I was equipped with blinds. That's easy to say, because I won. But honestly, there was something that came over me, especially after Friday evening. I was probably a man on a mission" , he says.

This mission initially led to third place in the sprint and finally to victory in the race on Sunday. Thus, the Australian finally made a hook behind a difficult season so far, in which for Ricciardo for a long time there was nothing together.

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a little felt the now eight-time Grand Prix winner in Monza took the 2014 season when he experienced his final breakthrough in Formula 1 and at Red Bull also Sebastian Vettel put into the shadow. "I'm not saying that to look cool in front of the camera. It's really this other side of me, from which I know if she comes out, she can be so powerful," he describes.

Ricciardo: Need the dark side no more

"It was like 2014 in my breakthrough. I just loved the emotions on the track and that's why it was so powerful for me," says Ricciardo. But after his dark side of power in Monza came to light, he does not believe that he will need them soon.

"I like this fire in me. It lets you feel alive and it's a positive rage. One draws a lot of energy from this rage," he says. "But after this weekend, I'm not thinking that I always need it to be myself. I have taken a lot of self-confidence from this weekend, and the team, of which so many supported and believed me. This weekend has this weekend Everyone calms, "he says.

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