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Belgian GP: Daniel Ricciardo hails ‘awesome’ fourth as Renault star

by kyngsam


“In the beginning of the race we’ve an actual alternative”

Final Up to date: 29/08/20 5:42pm










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Daniel Ricciardo felt his fourth-placed end in qualifying was an superior end result forward of the Belgian GP

Daniel Ricciardo felt his fourth-placed end in qualifying was an superior end result forward of the Belgian GP

Daniel Ricciardo acclaimed his fourth-placed end as an “superior end result” after ending on the second row in Belgium GP qualifying.

Renault stood out among the many pack chasing Mercedes, with a low-downforce package deal serving to Ricciardo and team-mate Esteban Ocon, who completed sixth, dominate by way of straight-line pace.

The Australian was in usually jovial temper reviewing the session, and revealed his plan to get forward of his rivals early on.

“Clearly holding third would have been good however I am actually pleased with qualifying, I have been comfortable all weekend,” he advised Sky F1.

“Final yr these low-downforce tracks have been our sturdy ones – Spa, Monza – and we have replicated that this yr.

“If it rains, it rains, however I am hoping for a dry one as we have got good monitor place and fairly good straight-line pace.

“In the beginning of the race we’ve an actual alternative after which I believe I can defend for some time if I’ve to. That is the plan: attempt to go a bit higher on the beginning and elbows out!”

Though Ricciardo, mendacity 10th within the Drivers’ Championship, skilled points together with his brake-by-wire system, he refused in charge the issue for not ending even larger.

He added: “It did not have an effect on me when it counted. My lap which received me fourth was a clear lap – no points, no excuses – that was most likely pretty much as good because the automotive had.

“Sector Two is the place [Mercedes and Red Bull] have a bit extra on us, that is the downforce sector. There have been little moments the place I noticed I used to be shedding a bit, I assumed I might bleed much more time within the final sector so I backed out.

“There was lots happening in that session, I am nonetheless attempting to return down a bit, however it’s an superior end result.”

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