F1 »

Ricciardo excited by Baku prospects

Diverting his attention from recent disappointments on track, Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo says he is looking forward to F1's first visit to Azerbaijan.

Daniel Ricciardo says he is anticipating great things for F1's maiden trip to Baku later this month, both on and off the track.

The Azerbaijani capital joins the ranks of grand prix hosts one week after the forthcoming Canadian round and, while his immediate focus remains on trying to repeat his 2014 win in Montreal, Ricciardo is intrigued by what Bernie Ecclestone's travelling circus will find in the Caucasus.

“[After Canada], it's on to Baku, and I'm excited to go there because it's a new track so it's going to be a challenge for everyone,” Ricciardo insisted, admitting that 'the fact that it's a street circuit is really cool'.

The Baku round will complete a triumvirate of street courses on the back of Monaco and Montreal and brings its own unique features as the layout takes in both the old and modern parts of a city Ricciardo is interested to learn more about.

“I'm pretty optimistic that the city itself will be quite good fun,” the Australian grinned, “I've seen some pictures of it and it looks cool – it sort of reminds me of Budapest a little bit, so let's see, I'm pretty excited to go there.”

In the meantime, however, Ricciardo will be looking to put the back-to-back disappointments of Barcelona and Monaco – both races he feels he could, and should, have won – behind him with a return to the top step of the podium in Montreal.

“I love Canada, I love Montreal, the city's great and I really enjoy the circuit,” he enthused, “I like the people a lot, it's a very friendly city – it's easily one of my top five races.

“It's also a place where you can really muscle the car around the chicanes, which is fun. I love the race – my first win in Canada will always be special so I'm keen to get back there. Unfortunately last year was probably my worst race of the year but I hope it will be a lot better this year.”



Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
29.05.2016 - Race, Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB12
Baku, Azerbaijan
27.05.2016 - Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB12
18.09.2016 - Race, 2nd position Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB12, Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid race winner and 3rd position Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid
18.09.2016 - Race, 2nd position Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB12, Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid race winner and 3rd position Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid
18.09.2016 - Race, Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid race winner
18.09.2016 - Race, Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid race winner
18.09.2016 - Race, 2nd position Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB12, Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid race winner and 3rd position Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid
18.09.2016 - Race, 2nd position Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB12, Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid race winner and 3rd position Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid
18.09.2016 - Race, 2nd position Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB12, Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid race winner and 3rd position Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid
18.09.2016 - Race, 2nd position Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB12, Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid race winner and 3rd position Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid
18.09.2016 - Race, Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid race winner
18.09.2016 - Race, Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid race winner
18.09.2016 - Race, Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid race winner
18.09.2016 - Race, 3rd position Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid
18.09.2016 - Race, 2nd position Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB12
18.09.2016 - Race, Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid race winner, 2nd position Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB12 and 3rd position Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid
18.09.2016 - Race, Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid and Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Scuderia Ferrari SF16-H

Start the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.




© 1999 - 2016 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.