Regardless of no factors by means of 2 races, Ricciardo showing he can run up front
By: Adam Cooper on March 31, 2014
LAT PHOTOGRAPHIC – An error attaching a tire expense Daniel Riccardo a 10-place grid penalty for the Bahrain Grand Prix on April 6.
Daniel Ricciardo’;s season with Red Bull could hardly have got off to a much more unfortunate start, with his disqualification from the Australian Grand Prix for extreme fuel use followed by the pit release penalty in Malaysia. He was handed a 10-spot grid penalty for subsequent weekend’;s Bahrain Grand Prix following a pit cease error in Malaysia — an unsafe release by his group following a pit end with his front left wheel not properly secured.
Nonetheless, the Aussie has accomplished an great task in the cockpit and convinced any skeptics that Red Bull has chosen a worthy substitute for Mark Webber.
“I certainly truly feel disappointed,” he stated of his curtailed race. “It was hunting like we could have a reliable factors finish, and the race was going quite well. The begin was really excellent and I created up a couple of positions. I was starting up to combine it up at the front, which was great, it really is entertaining currently being up there and fighting for the best handful of spots. But then at the last pit cease we had an concern, and we had a puncture, a front wing failure. A number of other things went on, and then the quit and go. So it went rather swiftly for us from searching great to seeking quite negative in a short matter of time.”
He is seeing the positives. “Deep down I am genuinely disappointed, but at the very same time, there is a tiny bit in me which is pleased, since in the first 2 races I’;ve come out how I’;ve needed to. Naturally, I nevertheless want to boost, but we commenced off on the appropriate foot. So for that I am pleased, and I know a tiny bit of luck will flip about quickly, and I’;ll get my revenge and get some points.”
In Malaysia he showed that he was not afraid to mix it with the likes of Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso, which bodes properly for the potential.
“A whole lot of individuals most likely don’;t expect it since I’;m often the happy guy and smiling, they feel I am too good for that, but I am right here to race and I really like racing up the front. It’;s been a privilege, but a whole lot of entertaining for the final couple of rounds to do it. It truly is a bit addicting. I want much more, so you are going to see me up there lots of occasions this year.”
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