Daniel Ricciardo Thrilled With “Best Qualifying Lap” in Imola Ahead of the Emilia Romagna GP

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November 1, 2020 1:08 pm

Daniel Ricciardo has grabbed a P5 behind Gasly at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix this weekend. The racer from Perth has displayed sheer conviction since his first podium this year and keeps pushing for more.

Although Daniel won the bet with Abiteboul and the team Principal will get a tattoo, his thirst for podiums isn’t over. The team has struggled hard for the entire season. Now, it is time for them to enjoy the fruits.

Daniel Ricciardo has forever been an expressive soul on the grid. After he clinched his P5 at Imola, he said. “I’m very happy with today’s result. We found speed as the session went on. I’d honestly say it was my best qualifying lap this season. This track is amazing.

“Qualifying fifth was also super important for track position as we can have a really good battle in the race tomorrow since the group around us is very close. If we make a strong start, then we could have a very solid race.” read the Aussie’s tweet.

He has established a considerable position for himself in the driver’s championship. Although he has not made it to the podiums as often as he would have wanted to, he sits tight at P4.

The Renault team tasted the champagne after a long time and it pumps them for future success.

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Daniel Ricciardo keeps perfecting his style

A proper grid position is very important for a racer to score well. We have seen Sebastian Vettel struggle hard at the races this year, solely because of his grid position. The German has repeatedly emphasized how he would fare a lot better if he could start the race at positions like P5 or ahead. For this to happen, the qualifying is very important.

Daniel has learned a lot about his car in the races he came through. Renault as a team altogether has been perfecting their game all around, and they are a powerful team right now.

With the team coming out as mammoths for the 2021 championship, the rebranded Alpine squad will pose a serious threat to the leaders in the table.

Formula One F1 – Emilia Romagna Grand Prix – Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola, Italy – October 31, 2020 Renault’s Daniel Ricciardo in action during practice Miguel Medina/Pool via REUTERS

Renault principal, Cyril Abiteboul, understands the responsibility resting on his shoulder as a chief in operations of the Alpine project. He knows that next year, two-time world champion Fernando Alonso joins them. Being aware of the Spaniard’s past, he would want to deliver their best to the champion.

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Indrasish Ganguly

Indrasish Ganguly is an F1 author at Essentially Sports. An avid fan of the F1 championship, the Kolkata based writer admires Lewis Hamilton the most on the F1 grid. His interest in racing stems from his love for cars and speed. Besides his affinity for F1, he is pursuing his Bachelors Degree in English at Calcutta University.

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