Ricciardo has no issues with not getting McLaren F1 Singapore updates

Daniel Ricciardo has no issue with his McLaren Formula 1 teammate Lando Norris getting priority on a major new upgrade package for the Singapore Grand Prix.

Ricciardo has no issues with not getting McLaren F1 Singapore updates
Listen to this article

The new upgrade package includes a new floor and sidepods, with Norris getting priority on it for Singapore as Ricciardo will take delivery of it next weekend in Japan.

The Australian acknowledged that the Woking team couldn't ready enough parts to equip both cars this weekend, and that Norris was given first go because he is staying and thus has to learn as much as he can heading into 2023.

"Lando has got it," Ricciardo said when asked by Motorsport.com about the upgrades. "Just with time and whatever, resources ultimately, we'll both have it in Japan, but this weekend, it's just him.

"And I guess the next question is why him? A lot of its development as well, and direction for 2023. So it's pretty much that.

"And obviously, he's here next year, I'm not, so for him to get another weekend to give the team feedback and obviously direction for next year, that's ultimately the reason."

Ricciardo downplayed any suggestion that he is losing out because he is exiting the team at the end of the season.

"This weekend he gets the update, but as far as I know in Japan, I'll have exactly the same as him.

McLaren MCL36 side detail

McLaren MCL36 side detail

Photo by: Giorgio Piola

"Obviously moving forward, maybe if there's one other… I mean, I think this is it now, this will be our last update. So I would say as of Japan I foresee us having the same stuff until the end of the year.

"Again, if there is maybe one part with a view of 2023, I'll probably assume he gets it. But I think this weekend is probably the only one where there will be that difference."

Ricciardo acknowledged that there could be some benefit in having an unchanged car heading into the weekend, rather than having to adapt to the new parts.

"I mean, normally you want it, don't get me wrong, but it's not as simple as, okay, we're going to bolt it on, you're going to go five-tenths quicker.

"I kind of hope it's quicker, because then that means Japan looks good. But let's see. But again, for me, it will be familiar. So hit the ground running, not a bad thing. But time will tell."

Read Also:
shares
comments

Related video

Miami F1's fake marina to return in 2023 amid venue tweaks
Previous article

Miami F1's fake marina to return in 2023 amid venue tweaks

Next article

Alonso: Alpine needs "every step" to beat McLaren amid new floor trial

Alonso: Alpine needs "every step" to beat McLaren amid new floor trial
How Tyrrell’s post-Stewart era descended into a fight to survive Prime

How Tyrrell’s post-Stewart era descended into a fight to survive

Glory days for Tyrrell became increasingly infrequent
 after Jackie Stewart’s retirement. But in the latest instalment of his history of the team for Autosport's sister title GP Racing, 
MAURICE HAMILTON recalls how Ken Tyrrell’s plucky and defiantly small team stayed bold enough to innovate – springing a surprise with F1’s first six-wheeled car

How departing F1 boss Brawn views F1’s new rules - and the future Prime

How departing F1 boss Brawn views F1’s new rules - and the future

Multiple-title-winning designer and team boss Ross Brawn is finally leaving Formula 1 after nearly 50 years in motorsport. But he still has plenty of insights on what’s working and what comes next, as he revealed to Motorsport.com in a far-reaching exclusive interview in Abu Dhabi.

Formula 1
Dec 2, 2022
The key F1 management call Ferrari must make to avoid more defeat Prime

The key F1 management call Ferrari must make to avoid more defeat

OPINION: Mattia Binotto’s departure from Ferrari will naturally bring a range of changes across the Formula 1 team. But how the changes shape up and the impact they could have is set to be dictated by a key direction Ferrari’s top dogs will need to pick

Formula 1
Nov 30, 2022
The difference between Mercedes’ stumble and the fall of F1 giants Prime

The difference between Mercedes’ stumble and the fall of F1 giants

OPINION: Mercedes endured its worst season of the hybrid Formula 1 era, but was mercifully spared its first winless campaign in over a decade late on. It has owned up to the mistakes it made which led to its troubled W13. And while its task to return to title-challenging contention is not small, its 2022 season seems more like a blip than the beginning of a downward spiral.

Formula 1
Nov 29, 2022
The physical focus bringing out the best from Esteban Ocon Prime

The physical focus bringing out the best from Esteban Ocon

Esteban Ocon likes to point out he’s the first driver since Lewis Hamilton to emerge from a spell as Fernando Alonso’s teammate with a superior overall points record. While some may disagree, as LUKE SMITH discovered, the 2021 Hungarian GP winner reckons it’s not just luck which has made him France’s pre-eminent Formula 1 driver of the moment…

Formula 1
Nov 28, 2022
How Red Bull's dynamic leader Mateschitz shaped its F1 philosophy Prime

How Red Bull's dynamic leader Mateschitz shaped its F1 philosophy

The death of Dietrich Mateschitz last month has not only deprived Red Bull of its visionary founder, it has shorn Formula 1 of one of its most influential benefactors. Mateschitz himself was famously media-shy, preferring to let the brand do the talking on his behalf. And, while it’s now normal to speak of Red Bull F1 titles and champions made, Mateschitz never assumed it would be easy or even possible – as ANTHONY ROWLINSON discovered during this previously unpublished interview from 2006…

Formula 1
Nov 27, 2022
Can Mercedes break Formula 1's cycle of doom? Prime

Can Mercedes break Formula 1's cycle of doom?

OPINION: Teams that have dominated for long periods throughout Formula 1's history often take years to get back to the top of the tree once they've slipped down. But it remains to be seen whether the same will happen to Mercedes after a challenging 2022 season

Formula 1
Nov 24, 2022
What hurt Perez most in his ill-fated fight for second in Abu Dhabi Prime

What hurt Perez most in his ill-fated fight for second in Abu Dhabi

Arguably the favourite in the battle to finish second-best in 2022's Formula 1 standings, Sergio Perez's two-stop strategy at Abu Dhabi couldn't take him ahead of Charles Leclerc when the music stopped - and several key factors ultimately precluded him from the much-coveted runner-up spot.

Formula 1
Nov 23, 2022