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Daniel Ricciardo expects McLaren to “really try and fight” for top three

Daniel Ricciardo ahead of Bahrain GP. Credits: Getty Images.

McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo believes that his new team will battle it out for the top 3 positions to prove strong form.

Daniel Ricciardo starts a new chapter in his career with McLaren. The Woking-based team has a huge momentum heading into the 2021 Formula 1 season and the 31-year-old Australian is positive with the team’s form and thinks that the form will help McLaren be around the leaders.

“We were all concerned that we only had three days – and only three half days per driver – but I think when reliability is working and everything is running smooth, it was enough time to get comfortable,” Daniel Ricciardo said.

“I’m sure I will continue to get better just the more I drive the car and get familiar with the team,” he added, “but I certainly feel I’m in a good place to start the season and I think for an expectation of where the team is, we have to really try and fight for and know we are in that top three where the team was last year,” he added.

Ricciardo was also happy to see McLaren’s progress over the past couple of years: “From the outside looking into McLaren over the last couple of years, obviously they’ve turned a massive corner. There’s a lot of enthusiasm and motivation, and there’s a real sense of momentum in the team.”

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