News about Daniel Ricciardo’s poor health did not go down well with Australian Formula 1 enthusiasts who see him as a future superstar in the F1 sport. However, netizens are now hopeful he will return to the competition before the end of March after the latest test turned negative. We have all information regarding his F1 season and what to expect of the sportsman.
Ricciardo Upbeat for a Great Season Ahead
Ricciardo and his manager believe that this season will be better than the last one because the athlete is accustomed to the secrets of his new destination. He failed to appear for the testing sessions during Bahrain Grand Prix, implying that he is yet to drive the car since the previous Barcelona test. Meanwhile, find out why Ricciardo was recently accused of playing dirty in the F1 race.
Although McLaren had options to take over in case Ricciardo would not be fit for the upcoming weekend event, the presence of the veteran will boost the team’s confidence.
The team is aware that losing more than a day in training has a devastating effect on a sportsman. However, Australian formula One lovers believe Ricciardo will use his wealth of experience to compensate for the lost time.
F1 in High Spirits after the Latest Test Results
McLaren had prepared well for the upcoming event and had no control over what would befall Ricciardo. This season is the second year when Ricciardo is working with the McLaren team. The Australian sportsman did not find the first year particularly enjoyable. Fans expect that this is the season for Ricciardo to prove his worth amongst the best.
Moreover, Australians expect Ricciardo will solve his speed and consistency problems and compete well alongside Lando Norris. In particular, Ricciardo welcomed the new Formula 1 rules and the nature of the revolution that the sport has experienced. He believes that the reformation has brought about a level playground for all sportspersons. Ricciardo once confessed that getting into a new team, learning the tricks in a team, and getting the team to understand you is not an easy task. This area is where the Australian driver has excelled. He has taken time to learn how McLaren trains and competes.
Ricciardo’s Wealth of Experience will Play Significance
Moreover, Ricciardo had been involved in all phases of car development, which means that he has been testing it before approval. He understands the car that he is going to operate. He will also use his prior experience with the car to compensate for the lack of time to test while his teammates were doing so.
This season Ricciardo will make news headlines because he will race in a car that has a personal touch. He will compete in an MCL36 that has his input in the design. Ricciardo is different from other drivers who only participate in the competition because he invests his time in developing a car model that suits his skills. When a driver spends time with a car from modelling to the time it is being used for competition, he will understand it more than a person who sees the vehicle on the road.
Notably, Ricciardo’s return brings improvement to his teammate Norris – who struggled with the issues of the braking system during testing. He also brings his expertise in the architecture of the car and a splendid track record to the Bahrain competition. Besides, Ricciardo showed an element of improvement in each race he participated in in 2021. Expect better performance in the weekend race.