Daniel Ricciardo says he wants to build on the momentum of his Hungarian Grand Prix win throughout the second half of the season.
Having already won in Canada, Ricciardo took an impressive second victory at the Hungaroring by overtaking Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso late in the race. Speaking about his hopes for the rest of the year, Ricciardo said his earlier results were important motivation for Red Bull in a season that has so far been dominated by Mercedes.
“Just keep building on the first half of the year we had,” Ricciardo said. “It was really nice to get a couple of wins in the first 11 races, so yeah, for confidence, for motivation, for myself and the team it's obviously really high.”
However, Ricciardo conceded his hopes for the next two races were not high as the deficit of the Renault power unit is likely to be emphasised.
“Spa and Monza are circuits which on paper aren't circuits that are going to suit us the most but we're coming in with a bit of momentum so we'll try to pull off a good result here and in Monza and then we've got a few tracks that will really come to us after that. So not much changes, just to keep building as always, keep learning and keep enjoying it. That's important: that's what I'm doing this year, I really am loving it, and just let that continue.”