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Daniel Ricciardo's Resilience Amidst Season Struggles

Daniel Ricciardo’s Resilience Amidst Season Struggles

12/04/2024

Despite early setbacks, Daniel Ricciardo retains firm support from RB F1’s Laurent Mekies, who believes the driver will swiftly adapt and showcase significant improvements.

“Things are improving a lot with Daniel, already since Australia,” Mekies told SpeedCity Broadcasting. “Even though he raced from the back, a very frustrating race from the back, we saw that the pace was there, which gave us a lot of confidence.”

“Of course, no driver wants to lose time in the car, and we know that every second counts, but I’m sure he’ll be at 100% in China. These kinds of things happen. He’s been around long enough to know that what matters is speed, and he has it.”

Liam Lawson is present every weekend in the RB F1 garage, but Mekies does not see it as a problem for Ricciardo: “There’s always pressure, at this level, for an F1 driver. The entire grid is the same at the top and bottom, the pressure will be huge. Whether the reserve driver is present or not doesn’t make much of a difference.”

“We have a very good reserve driver with Liam, he showed last year how impressive he could be, but I really don’t think that adds pressure on the guys. The strongest pressure is the one they put on themselves to always be at their best, and that’s probably what motivates them the most.”

Daniel Ricciardo's Resilience Amidst Season Struggles

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