Daniel Ricciardo says he is “craving” a chance to win again, two years since his last F1 victory.
“For sure I’m not the most patient person,” he told Autocar in an interview, “because I believe in myself and that I can be winning races and I don’t want to deny myself that too long.
“It’s now two years since Monaco so it’s been a while for sure since I tasted it and I’m craving it again. But I’ve also [realised], with age, this sport is what it is, it is 20 drivers and not all 20 are going to be in a winning position. It does require patience it’s just how it works.”
With the F1 season still yet to start due to the pandemic, questions marks hang over Renault’s potential performance this year.
“Certainly I want to be up there again winning and that’s why I was really curious to see how Melbourne went for us and see how much of a step we made and how much the team has progressed in the winter,” he said. “All that stuff is interesting to see – I’m curious, the team is curious. I’m hanging out to be on the podium again that’s for sure.”
Ricciardo expects Renault are still “a bit off wins” at the moment.
“We made gains, but we needed to make a pretty big gain to compete with the top three teams so I think we’re certainly still a bit off that. But if I put a positive spin on that… I think we’ve made gains and closed the gap.”
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