Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo had a terrible birthday weekend last time out in Austria as his car experienced mechanical problems because of which he had to retire from the race.
He has been in F1 for 6 seasons now but has yet to win a championship despite being in a decently competitive car. To add to that, his contract situation is still being worked out with McLaren offering him a seat and Red Bull also not wanting to let go.
When asked about how he perceived other racing series, Ricciardo said, “Maybe, it depends on how long I stay in F1 and I don’t plan on jumping ship any time soon. But when I retire from F1, if I still have some legs in me, I’d be up for giving it a crack.”
Incidentally, he made his F1 debut for HRT at Silverstone back in 2011, the scene for the next race this weekend. He finished way back in 19th place but has fond memories of the circuit, finishing 3rd and drove a brilliant recovery race last year too.
“My first ever F1 race was at Silverstone so it’s always a special one for me. I’ve always loved he circuit, it’s high speed, flowing and beautiful”, he said when asked about his thoughts on the historic circuit.
“I’ve had a podium there but never a win, I might steal it from Lewis. He has a pretty good home record but I’ll try and get one back on the English, they are doing a bit too well in sport at the moment”, Ricciardo joked.
The British Grand Prix will mark the end of the sport’s first triple header- three consecutive race weekends and will allow teams to introspect after some relentless travelling and work. Ferrari and Red Bull will be hoping to take victory from Mercedes, who have made dominated it in recent years.