Daniel Ricciardo Promises Redemption to His Australian Fans

Published 10/04/2021, 6:40 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Italian Grand Prix – Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy – September 12, 2021 McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo celebrates after winning the race Pool via REUTERS/Lars Baron


Daniel Ricciardo is still riding high from his success at the Italian Grand Prix. The McLaren driver won his first race of the season and also the first race for the team in over eight years. He has improved in the second half of the season and put in some noticeable performances.

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In a recent interview, he mentioned his goals for next year. He stated he hopes to get a podium in his home race in Melbourne at the start of the 2022 season.

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A good result in Melbourne. It’s been overdue: Daniel Ricciardo

As reported by ManOfMany, with just seven races to go in the 2021 season, Ricciardo is looking forward to starting his 2022 campaign. It is likely that the first race of the season will be in Australia and the home hero has set his sights on it too.

“What have I got in store? F***. A good result. A good result in Melbourne. It’s been overdue,” said Ricciardo on his goal for 2022.

Formula One F1 – Austrian Grand Prix – Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Styria, Austria – July 1, 2021, McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo arrives at the circuit REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

“I think 2018 was my last good result there. I finished fourth, knocking on the door of a podium. But that aside, I just can’t wait to get back and race in front of a home crowd. It’s a privilege,” said the McLaren driver.

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The Aussie driver states how he dealt with changing teams

Daniel Ricciardo joined McLaren from Renault at the beginning of the 2021 season. Although they both were on par with each other last year, they both have different cars and different working environments, so transition is expected to be a bit difficult. Ricciardo revealed how he has adapted to the team at the beginning of their partnership.

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Formula One F1 – Belgian Grand Prix – Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium – August 29, 2021, McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo before the race Pool via REUTERS/John Thys

“You’re getting thrown into a whole new environment, new people, so you’ve got to try to quickly build very strong relationships. “You’re trying to not only learn the new car but also figure out how to drive it fast.

That is the biggest challenge, and that win confirmed that I found it,” concluded Daniel.

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His recent results have reflected his improvements in the car and also it seems that finally, he has gelled with the team. But he would look to have a better start of the season in 2022 going into his home race.

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Devang Chauhan

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Devang Chauhan is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication, he has a keen eye for writing engaging and detailed articles on F1. Previously a writer for Sports Social's 'Chase Your Sport' Magazine, Devang has been an ardent follower of the sport for over a decade and has attended two editions of the Indian Grand Prix.

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