Ricciardo uneasy about Germany, has higher hopes for Hungary
Daniel Ricciardo left Silverstone on a high after rounding out a positive race weekend with a solid day of running at the second in-season test.
Ricciardo, who finished third in Sunday’s British Grand Prix behind victor Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas, finished his and Red Bull’s day of testing on Tuesday with a best time of 1:35:248 – just a whisker sky of pace-setter Felipe Massa come the chequered flag. However, with lap-time being far from the do-all and end-all, Ricciardo ended his time at Silverstone happy.
“It was a successful day, pretty productive,” Daniel said. “We got a lot more done than we thought because the rain we were expecting didn’t show up. A lot of what we were doing was for the engineers and aerodynamicists to look over back at the factory, and we’ve given them plenty of data to go on.”
With teammate and reigning champion Sebastian Vettel jumping in the RB10 tomorrow, the popular Australians attention now turns to the next race in Germany at the Hockenheimring – a track he fears may not suit the 2014-Red Bull and its Renault powerplant.
“There’s a few long straights there, so on paper it’s probably not the circuit that suits us most to be honest, I think Budapest we can be a bit more optimistic for.
“The third sector in Germany should be good for us, but I think the first two will probably leak a little bit of time, but let’s see how we go.”
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