Daniel Ricciardo scored 5th place in qualifying at Monza, but he was not happy about it.
Why it matters: The Australian was just 0.006 seconds behind his teammate Lando Norris in 4th place and 0.029 seconds behind Max Verstappen in 3rd.
- 5th place at Monza qualifying is Ricciardo’s best result in a dry session since he joined McLaren.
- He remains optimistic and believes he can make up a lot of time in the Sprint Qualifying and the race.
What he had to say:
- “Last sector I was always a bit off, but I knew what I had there, so I think that was pretty perfect. But [at the] second chicane I was never quite getting the drive off the corner I wanted. A little bit there,” the Australian commented.
- “But, yeah, just when you see top three so close it hurts. But anyway. I’ve got two chances to let some of this rage out on a race start. So hopefully it’s a good time.”