Daniel Ricciardo Aims for Strong Partnership With Lando Norris to Regain McLaren F1 Glory

Published 03/04/2022, 11:28 AM EST
Formula One F1- Saudi Arabian Grand Prix – Jeddah Corniche Circuit, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia – December 2, 2021 McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo during the press conference Hassan Ammar/Pool via REUTERS

Daniel Ricciardo has recently opened up about Lando Norris. The McLaren driver has talked about his teammate at the Woking-based team. Daniel is of the opinion that he shares a good bond with his fellow McLaren driver.

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Daniel has recently completed his testing with his team in Barcelona. McLaren, with Lando and Daniel, has completed the testing without any major setbacks. The team from Britain even managed to get the better of the ‘porpoising‘ effect or ripple effect normally.

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This is Ricciardo’s second season at the Papaya team. The Australian has joined McLaren from Renault in 2021. With one year down, he has built up a good relationship with his teammate Lando. The duo even shares a pretty friendly relationship where one was recently seen hyping up the other.

Talking about this, the Honey Badger stated, “I try to give them everything and talk to Lando. I think this is an important time to work with your teammate and get on the same frequency. So we can get the team in the right direction.”

How was the testing for Daniel Ricciardo?

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Ricciardo was the second driver to cover the most distance in the testing at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. With a total of 212 laps in his bag, the Honey Badger tried his best to send his team as much data as possible.

Formula One F1 – Italian Grand Prix – Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy – September 12, 2021 McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo and McLaren’s Lando Norris celebrate after finishing first and second in the race Pool via REUTERS/Lars Baron

I give as much feedback as possible. You give your all at this time of year because you have time. You’re always trying to score points in a short time on a race weekend and I don’t think there’s a lot of information that can be given.” the former Red Bull driver further stated.

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Daniel struggling with his car isn’t something that is happening for the first time. The former Renault man has struggled ever since his debut at McLaren. However, the fans now expect the Australian to perform better than last year. Even the man himself is confident enough to get the better of him and help his team fight against the likes of Ferrari, Red Bull, or Mercedes.

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Sabyasachi Biswas

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Sabyasachi Biswas is an F1 writer at EssentiallySports. He has completed his Master's in Mass Communication and Journalism from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. Sabyasachi is an ardent Red Bull and Max Verstappen fan and has been following the sport for over a decade now.

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