Samba de Daniel! - Q&A with Daniel Ricciardo

Daniel Ricciardo enjoyed a stellar outing in Austin last time out to seal sixth place. The Australian has his eyes on repeating that in Brazil this weekend as he gets ready to bring on the Samba atmosphere.

What’s there to say about Brazil?
I really like the atmosphere in Brazil. It’s a cool one as the locals love racing, and they really embrace it when it comes to their town. There’s a Samba-like, carnival feel to the place and I like the energy that brings. The drivers’ parade on Sunday is one of the loudest of the season and gets you pumped for the race.

What’s the circuit like?
Interlagos is a short circuit without many high-speed corners. It’s very technical and you need to find a good rhythm to do well there. Overtaking can be difficult, but I’ve come through the field a couple of times there in the past, so it is possible to gain places. The weather is usually interesting too. It can play a big part and you have to be ready for all conditions.

How pleasing was it to score back-to-back points?
Austin was a fun race with some good points in the bag for the team. We secured double points across both Mexico and the United States, which was really positive after a few races where we missed out. It’s important to keep the consistency going and Brazil is our next opportunity. Three points-scoring finishes in a row would be sweet, so it’ll be all focus on achieving that when we hit the track on Friday. Viva Brazil!