After the disappointment of retiring early last time out in Mexico, Daniel Ricciardo is hoping to enjoy himself and bounce back to his best at this weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix.
The fact that Red Bull teammate Max Verstappen shone and won in Mexico will be an extra spur for Ricciardo.
“I really like South America, so I’m always excited to go to Brazil and the Brazilian Grand Prix,” said the Australian.
“Last year, in the wet, it was fun, and I really wouldn’t mind if we had some more rain this year as I know I can do better.
“I am positive that I can get a good result, but so far, as of yet, I haven’t really had a standout race in Brazil. Hopefully that is going to change this year.
“The circuit isn’t what I normally look for in a track as it doesn’t have any special high-speed corners, which I usually really enjoy.
“It is quite slow and short, which isn’t that exciting, but that doesn’t mean I won’t be doing anything less than trying my utmost for a strong result.
“And the fans are special – they are some of the loudest, with lots of air horns and trumpets, and that gives it all a bit of a general carnival vibe.
“It’s a race with a lot of real soul and passion. So, I am looking forward to that and to a good helping of the local Brazilian food!”