Video: Ricciardo says Red Bull ready to "attack"

Daniel Ricciardo is confident that Red Bull has got itself where it needs to be to take the fight to Formula 1 favourites Mercedes and Ferrari regularly this season.

Video: Ricciardo says Red Bull ready to "attack"

 

After the Milton Keynes-based outfit made good progress with its car throughout last season, Ricciardo is bullish that the momentum will carry forward in to 2018 to allow his team to 'attack' at the front.

"I feel there is a good intensity," said the Australian, in a pre-season Red Bull video interview reflecting on his winter and the season ahead.

"Everyone is not getting too excited. We know we have got some work to do if we really want to achieve what we want. We know we have some desires to attack this year."

When asked if he believed Red Bull could beat Mercedes and Ferrari, he said: "I believe so.

"With not many rule changes and stuff, we improved the car quite a lot last year so I guess in principle we should be able to carry that over for this year and keep evolving from there. We should be able to fight more often – time will tell. But I am confident."

Despite his optimism about the progress that Red Bull has made, Ricciardo did think it too early to set specific targets at this stage.

"I've got goals that I want to achieve but I don't necessarily say right, by race three I want to have been on the podium already twice and had a pole position," he explained. "I don't set goals like that.

"I guess the thing for me is that I want to be true to myself and make sure I am have prepared as well as I can for every race, then I know I will get the most out of it." 

shares
comments
Gene Haas clarifies position on American drivers
Previous article

Gene Haas clarifies position on American drivers

Next article

ESPN, ABC to use Sky's Formula 1 coverage

ESPN, ABC to use Sky's Formula 1 coverage
Load comments
How getting sacked from Benetton made Mercedes' Allison Prime

How getting sacked from Benetton made Mercedes' Allison

He’s had a hand in world championship-winning Formula 1 cars for Benetton, Renault and Mercedes, and was also a cog in the Schumacher-Ferrari axis. Having recently ‘moved upstairs’ as Mercedes chief technical officer, James Allison tells Stuart Codling about his career path and why being axed by Benetton was one of the best things that ever happened to him.

The remarkable qualities that propelled Kubica’s F1 comeback Prime

The remarkable qualities that propelled Kubica’s F1 comeback

It’s easy to look at Robert Kubica’s second Formula 1 career and feel a sense of sadness that he didn’t reach the heights for which he seemed destined. But as Ben Anderson discovered, performance and results are almost meaningless in this context – something more fundamental and incredible happened…

Formula 1
Nov 27, 2021
The humbling changes Ricciardo made to deliver for McLaren Prime

The humbling changes Ricciardo made to deliver for McLaren

From being lapped by his own teammate in Monaco to winning at Monza, it’s been a tumultuous first season at McLaren for Daniel Ricciardo. But, as he tells STUART CODLING, there’s more to the story of his turnaround than having a lovely summer holiday during Formula 1's summer break...

Formula 1
Nov 26, 2021
The potential benefits of losing the F1 constructors' title Prime

The potential benefits of losing the F1 constructors' title

As the battle continues to rage over the F1 2021 drivers' championship, teams up and down the grid are turning their attentions to the prize money attributed to each position in the constructors' standings. But F1's sliding scale rules governing wind tunnel and CFD use will soften the blow for those who miss out on the top places

Formula 1
Nov 25, 2021
The invisible enemy that's made Hamilton's title charge tougher Prime

The invisible enemy that's made Hamilton's title charge tougher

After winning his past few Formula 1 titles as a canter, Lewis Hamilton currently trails Max Verstappen by eight points heading into the final double-header of 2021. Although Red Bull has been his biggest on-track challenge, Hamilton feels that he has just as much to grapple with away from the circuit

Formula 1
Nov 24, 2021
Why F1's inconvenient penalties have to stay Prime

Why F1's inconvenient penalties have to stay

OPINION: Quibbles over the length of time taken by Formula 1's stewards over decisions are entirely valid. But however inconvenient it is, there can be no questioning the importance of having clearly defined rules that everyone understands and can stick to. Recent events have shown that ambiguity could have big consequences

Formula 1
Nov 23, 2021
The mistakes Red Bull cannot afford to repeat in F1 2021's title fight climax Prime

The mistakes Red Bull cannot afford to repeat in F1 2021's title fight climax

OPINION: Red Bull has had Formula 1’s fastest package for most of 2021, but in several of the title run-in events it has wasted the RB16B’s potential. It cannot afford to do so again with Lewis Hamilton motoring back towards Max Verstappen in the drivers’ standings with two rounds remaining

Formula 1
Nov 23, 2021
Qatar Grand Prix driver ratings Prime

Qatar Grand Prix driver ratings

Qatar was a virtual unknown for most as Formula 1 made its inaugural visit to the Gulf state, and tyre management quickly emerged as an even more critical factor than normal. Perhaps then it should come as no surprise that two of the championship's elder statesmen produced standout drives

Formula 1
Nov 22, 2021