“Solid” performance in France was “definitely needed”, admitted Ricciardo

Daniel Ricciardo and Lando Norris in France. Credits: McLaren F1 Twitter.

After a difficult start to the season, Daniel Ricciardo said that his confidence with the car has improved, and thanks to that he could have fun in France.

At Paul Ricard, the Aussie driver was not too far off the pace of his teammate, Lando Norris. Plus, he performed many overtakes, showing that his confidence really improved.

“It was nice. I think from the start of the weekend, it was just a little bit more of a traditional weekend.

“We just got onto the front foot and we stayed there. It wasn’t like an immaculate weekend, but it was solid. And I think it’s certainly what I was probably looking for after Monaco and Baku. So it was needed and better.”

Ricciardo concluded by saying that there is still work to do, but he is happy about the progress seen in France.

“And I think the race was just fun. At least from our position, to be able to force our way a bit further into the top 10 and have some battles. So that was cool. And I think ultimately there are still some things to work on, but it was progressing. And right now, I’m going to take that.”

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