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News Daniel Ricciardo: "Barcelona was an important step for me"

18:05  20 may  2021
18:05  20 may  2021 Source:   motorsport-total.com

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Daniel Ricciardo comes with an increased self-confidence to Monaco. The Australian last in the Grand Prix of Spain in qualifying and race teammates Lando Norris under control . "Barcelona was an important step for me," he describes in Principality.

Ricciardo has taken more confidence in its bolides in the fourth race with McLaren. Previously, the Grand Prix winner had difficulty on the brake again and again. " as at school " he had to recalculate every curve, now he was able to get used to the characteristics of the MCL35M.

"I think this weekend you will probably see that pretty early. It will reveal any lack of self-confidence, if there is one. So yes, I'm confident to show self-confidence!" He smiles.

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Already in Barcelona qualifying, Ricciardo spoke of a " small breakthrough ". An interplay of new updates (underbody, front wings) and an optimized set-up made the Australian happiness - which also reflected in his lap time.

In the race, he was long distant routes and had to defend himself against Sergio Perez in the Red Bull. But he also learned a lot about his new company car. In the end he finished six rank. The weekend had been "encouraging".

came this step in his development at McLaren Just at the right time before Monaco? "There is only self-confidence, but this route gives me from nature from trusting. I do not know, but I drive on the track and I love her simple," he said full of anticipation in Spain.

two weeks later he confirms: "I definitely come here with self-confidence, not too scared." He will have to prove his skills, especially in qualifying, which is particularly important in Principality.

"Here you can always see one or the other driver who dances from the line and find these two tenths extra. This will make it particularly noticeable in the narrow fight in midfield this year," who believes Ricciardo.

He hopes: "This can give a big reward here. Therefore, I want to be the one who brings that together."

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