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“It’s pretty clear to me where our weaknesses lie,” Daniel Ricciardo assures fans that McLaren will fight back » FirstSportz

McLaren driver Daniel Ricciardo
McLaren driver Daniel Ricciardo

The long-awaited return of formula 1 Race week was a nightmare for the “Honey Badger” McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo. The Australian was unable to attend training after being diagnosed with Covid-19, forcing him to undergo isolation.

Despite being able to recover from Covid ahead of the race weekend, his qualifying and practice runs showed a lack of preparation as he failed to get the car under control and push it to its limits. the McLaren challenger MCL 36 Daniel Ricciardo didn’t help either, as the car was only able to perform below average, which brought him and his teammate Lando Norris places 14 and 15 respectively.

Now the 32-year-old has indicated that he and McLaren have an idea of ​​where the car’s weaknesses lie, adding that they will look to work around that soon “It’s pretty clear to me where our weaknesses lay in the race. So we will try to understand that and work on it.”

“We still have a few more weaknesses than strengths,” was Daniel Ricciardo’s reaction after the race in Bahrain after P14

Daniel Ricciardo and teammate Lando Norris in Bahrain
Daniel Ricciardo and teammate Lando Norris in Bahrain

Daniel Ricciardo admitted in the post-race interview that the Bahrain circuit was difficult, adding that he viewed the race as a testing session as it was the first full race distance he had been able to complete this year. He added that while he was happy with the race distance, the car lacked speed and some downforce, which he was concerned about.

It was definitely tricky. I also think there is a lot to try and understand. I knew there would be. It’s the first race distance I’ve ridden this year and I’ve tried all the compounds in the race. I think it was also trying to treat it like a testing session and trying to learn as much as possible in each lapsaid Daniel Ricciardo.

Obviously we’re missing some speed. I think it’s general, I don’t think it’s necessarily just one area. We’re missing a bit of downforce and that’s really the key. I’m glad we got the race distance, especially for me, it’s really my first race distance that I’ve ridden‘ added Daniel Ricciardo.

Daniel Ricciardo
Daniel Ricciardo’s No. 3 MCL36 in Bahrain

Daniel Ricciardo went on to say he tried every tire compound as well as some interesting things during the race to understand the car and give feedback to the team. He added that while he has a good feel for the car in some areas, he has a few more weaknesses than strengths.

So just to learn more about the car, feedback to the team, I’ve tried everything [tire] Compound also during the race – just some interesting things to feel and also some places where I thought the car was good. Overall, of course, we still have a few more weaknesses than strengthssaid Daniel Ricciardo.

Also read: ‘I’m expecting pain’, Lando Norris anticipates an extended dry spell after McLaren’s disastrous start to the season at the 2022 Bahrain GP

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