Daniel Ricciardo Passionately Responds to Lando Norris Beatdown at McLaren F1

Published 08/20/2021, 5:14 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Formula One – Azerbaijan Grand Prix – Baku City Circuit, Baku, Azerbaijan – June 3, 2021 McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo ahead of the Grand Prix REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov


When Daniel Ricciardo joined McLaren at the start of 2021, many assumed he would bag wins and podiums for the Woking-based outfit. However, it hasn’t quite gone his way this season so far. But, as much as he wants the glory days now, he knows he will have to be patient.

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The best result so far for the Australian driver was at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone. The 32-year-old crossed the line in fifth place earning the Papaya team ten points.

With the second of the season still remaining, Ricciardo is confident of bouncing back and achieving results that he has set for himself. He will hope that his patience will pay off and earn the glory days that he has been waiting for.

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Daniel Ricciardo knows will have to wait to get results

The first half of the 2021 season has been underwhelming for the McLaren driver. A lack of good results sees Ricciardo in ninth place with just fifty points in the driver’s championship. However, he knows he has the experience and is optimistic about the glory days returning.

As quoted from Motorsporttotal.com, Ricciardo said, “Don’t get me wrong, I’ll definitely try! I want all the glory today!.”

Formula One F1 – French Grand Prix – Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet, France – June 18, 2021 McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo during practice REUTERS/Yves Herman

Taking a step back and putting his wisdom cap on, he added, “But I think experience shows me that it is definitely a process. With age, wisdom and maturity comes a little more serenity than in my youth, when I expected the world from everything and that was not the case.”

“Then I would probably have had a couple of tantrums and mentally freaked out,” Ricciardo concluded. (Translated from German via Google)

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Can Ricciardo bounce back at Spa?

The Hungarian Grand Prix was the last race before the summer break commenced. However, instead of heading on high into the summer break, Daniel endured a disappointing race.

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The Australian had a chaotic opening lap at Hungaroring, and by the time the chequered flag was dropped, he crossed the line eleventh place.

Formula One F1 – Hungarian Grand Prix – Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary – July 30, 2021 McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo in action during practice REUTERS/Florion Goga

Spa will be Ricciardo’s next challenge. He will hope to bounce back from his heartbreaking defeat in Budapest, and grab some much-needed points for both, the driver’s and constructor’s championship.

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Arpit Gomes

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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