Back to it - Q&A with Daniel Ricciardo

Daniel Ricciardo extended his run of points to six consecutive races after picking up two points in Portugal. The Australian heads to Imola this weekend aiming to return to scoring double figures as the Championship grows close.

Are you looking forward to driving at Imola for the first time?
Imola is another new one for us. I’m excited about going there as we’ve had a great run of racing at new places and I’ve enjoyed them all so far. It’s also back to another Italian race and I’ve had good results in Italy this year so I’m hoping to have another strong one this weekend. I haven’t raced at Imola before and I’m sure there will be a bit of an aura about the place as there is so much history there and that will be nice to experience.

What do you know about the track?
The track itself is a short one and I think overtaking will be difficult, but it’s a relatively long straight so we’ll have to see on Sunday. It’s medium downforce with some medium to fast corners so it’ll be an exciting one and a challenge at the wheel. We’ll be looking to get as many points as possible after a challenging weekend in Portugal, so I’m looking forward to going there and doing the best possible job.

How do you look back on Portugal?
I think, as a team, we leave Portugal feeling neither happy nor too disappointed. It was a race where we wanted to score points to make sure we keep in touch with our direct rivals. From Friday it was clear the weekend would be tough, especially with learning the tyres, so to come away with some points is okay. We couldn’t do much more than eighth and ninth, so we go to Imola wanting to return to competing for the top six places.