Daniel Ricciardo’s seventh-place finish in France was taken away from him after the flag. But the Australian won’t let that get him down as he heads for Austria aiming for an immediate response at a short, but intense Spielberg circuit.
What’s there to say about the Austrian Grand Prix?
On a map, Spielberg looks a short lap but it’s actually incredibly hectic. While it is short, there are some challenging corners and lots to get right. The middle and last sectors, in particular, are really fast. The final two corners are a lot of fun, especially in these current carsthere’s little room for error. The race is usually quite full on too and concentration has to be high. You can’t afford to make errors on a lap in Spielberg as even a small mistake costs a huge chunk of your lap time as it’s all very close. I’m also looking forward to tucking in to one of my favourite dishes of the year too, Wiener Schnitzel. Bon appetit!
How do you feel post-French Grand Prix?
Firstly, it was great to experience the team’s home race. There was a lot to do away from the car and a lot of people to meet, but on a whole it was fun. I think our seventh-place finish at the flag was a fair result in terms of pace. The team deserved double points, that’s for sure. It’s clearly disappointing to lose six points, but it’s racing and there are rules. It doesn’t take away from the fact the battle between Lando, Kimi and Nico was a lot of fun. I enjoyed it, we’ll take something away from that and move on. Austria is the next challenge and we’re all determined to bounce back and score some strong points.