McLaren Mulling Option to Take a Drastic Measure With Daniel Ricciardo at Turkish GP

Published 10/10/2021, 3:44 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Monaco Grand Prix – Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco – May 20, 2021 McLaren Managing Director Andreas Seidl in the FIA Press Conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS


McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo was not able to show his pace in yesterday’s qualifying session. Hence, the Woking-based outfit are considering bringing in a new powerunit for the Turkish Grand Prix.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

The Australian was the sixteenth fastest of the session, but a new engine would see him start at the back of the grid. Team Principal Andreas Seidl has stated that he would still have to discuss it with his colleagues from Mercedes.

McLaren might use a new powerunit for Daniel Ricciardo in Turkey

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

The 8-time Grand Prix winner was hoping to crack Q3 in yesterday’s qauli session. However, Ricciardo found himself getting knocked out in the first round itself. Hence, in order to salvage their weekend, McLaren might opt for a new engine, which will see Daniel start at the back of the grid.

Formula One F1 – Turkish Grand Prix – Intercity Istanbul Park, Istanbul, Turkey – October 8, 2021 McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo in action during practice REUTERS/Murad Sezer

As quoted by Auto Motor Und Sport, Seidl said, “We still have to discuss that with our colleagues from Mercedes. Actually, the change was not on the program this weekend.” (Translated from German via Google)

Watch Story: From Serena Williams to Chris Hemsworth: Celebrities Lured by the Glitz and Glamor of Monaco

Can Lando and Daniel salvage their team’s weekend in Istanbul?

The Woking-based team have a tough race ahead of them this weekend at the Istanbul Park. On one end, they are pleased to see Lando Norris start in eighth place, while on the other they are disappointed to see Ricciardo start in sixteenth.

Nevertheless, the Seidl-led team hopes that both their drivers can pick up the pace, and bag some much-needed points for the constructor’s championship.

Formula One F1 – Turkish Grand Prix – Intercity Istanbul Park, Istanbul, Turkey – October 9, 2021 McLaren’s Lando Norris during qualifying REUTERS/Umit Bektas

McLaren currently sits in third place in the team standings, while their rivals, Ferrari are just a place behind them. Hence, in order to extend their lead from the Italian team, they hope Daniel and Lando have a stellar weekend in Istanbul this weekend.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

What are your predictions for the Woking-based team for the Turkish GP? Do you think they will secure a double-points finish? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

DIVE DEEPER

Daniel Ricciardo Reveals If He Will ‘Point the Finger’ After His Poor Qualifying Show in Turkey

17 days ago

 

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

 

 

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Arpit Gomes

968 articles

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.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT