Fourth place and the fastest lap in Belgium meant Daniel Ricciardo enjoyed his best race with the team to date. Now the Australian is looking ahead to Monza this weekend, a circuit and place he enjoys.
What do you like about Monza?
Monza is one of my favourite tracks. It’s probably not typical for my style as I love street circuits with walls and the close shaves. But Monza is high-speed and a lot of fun, especially with the low downforce as the car skates around. I really like the setting in the park and I certainly get a buzz there. It’s also home to the best pizza in the world, which is my weekend fuel. Although there won’t be fans there, you can feel the awesome energy about the place. My background is Italian, so I do love it there.
After the result last year what can we expect this weekend?
We had a very good result last year with fourth and fifth as a team there in the race. Let’s try and go one better this year! I’m feeling confident going into it especially after our performance in Spa. We showed what we can do at a low downforce track in both qualifying and the race. The result was great in Spa, so we’re determined to do it again this weekend.