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Ricciardo hoping for good weekend in Abu Dhabi

Daniel Ricciardo: I enjoyed driving on this circuit last year and I'm definitely looking forward to racing there this year where I'll be looking for a good result.

HRT's Daniel Ricciardo has said he will 'give it everything' in Abu Dhabi next weekend as F1 gears up for the penultimate event of the season.

The Red Bull-backed youngster shone at the Yas Marina Circuit twelve months ago and using last year's championship winning Red Bull RB6, he led the way in the young driver test following the F1 2010 season finale.

While he knows it will be very different this time in a HRT, he was boosted by his recent form in India.

Indeed he finished 18th, to equal his best result to date, despite having to make an extra stop due to a technical problem.

“I've never raced in Abu Dhabi but have driven there last year in the young driver test with Red Bull so I'll be expecting it to be quite a bit different this time round, especially with the Pirelli tyres,” he said.

“India would have been another successful race had it not been for the problem we encountered so I'm hoping to experience a good weekend again in Abu Dhabi.

“I enjoyed driving on this circuit last year and I'm definitely looking forward to racing there this year where I'll be looking for a good result.

“There are only two races left in the season so I'm going to give it everything to achieve the best result possible”.

Team principal, Colin Kolles meanwhile believes that Ricciardo's previous experience of the Yas Marina Circuit should definitely give him an edge.

“For the first time, Daniel will drive at a racetrack that he has already been before with a F1 car as he was one of the young drivers participating in the post-race test there [in 2010],” Kolles said.

“He actually had an impressive performance and, although this time will be a different situation, I am confident that this can allow him to kick the weekend off from a better position.”


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16.10.2011- Race, Daniel Ricciardo (AUS), HRT Formula One Team
16.10.2011- Race, Daniel Ricciardo (AUS), HRT Formula One Team
14.10.2011- Friday Practice 2, Daniel Ricciardo (AUS), HRT Formula One Team
14.10.2011- Friday Practice 1, Daniel Ricciardo (AUS), HRT Formula One Team
15.10.2011- Saturday Practice, Daniel Ricciardo (AUS), HRT Formula One Team
Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) HRT
Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) HRT

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Northern Rivers F1 - Unregistered

November 07, 2011 12:30 AM

This kid seems to have a good head on his shoulders. Says and does the right things. Hope he gets promoted soon to Toro Rosso or even gets head hunted by a stronger team. It's easy to burn out your talent and confinence when all you are doing is making up numbers at the back of the field. I think Trulli & Glock the ex Toyota boys are a good example of this.



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