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Daniel Ricciardo: The secret of his street circuit success

18/05/21

The Aussie remembers his 2018 win in Monte Carlo.

The Australian Grand Prix podcast In the Fast Lane has released its latest episode, featuring McLaren's Daniel Ricciardo, presented by St Hugo.

Ahead of this week's Monaco Grand Prix, Ricciardo joined In the Fast Lane co-hosts to discuss his memorable Monte Carlo win in 2018 and the despair of missing out in 2016, what makes Monaco such a challenge and why it has been his most successful Formula 1® circuit.

When Ricciardo compares the Monaco and Singapore street circuits, he says there is a different intensity at each but that there is something special about racing at Monaco.

“There is a different intensity I guess, in Singapore there are a few more corners with a little more forgiveness. Not every corner ends with a wall in Singapore whereas in Monaco it’s pretty much every corner,” said Ricciardo.

“Monaco is at 100% intensity; Singapore is at 90 – 95%. I think there’s definitely something more that Monaco has.”

Ricciardo has previously been more successful at street circuit races and discusses why he thinks that is the case.

“I think there is a different style of driving involved. Put the courage and commitment to the side … the style of driving on the street circuit, I don’t want to give the secrets away, but a different technique is applied, and I know that I do drive a street circuit with a little bit of a different style,” he continued.

The podcast is available on Spotify, Google Podcasts and Apple Podcasts platforms.


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