F1 - Noticias

F1 | Ricciardo expects more overtakes in Turkish GP than Imola

Renault Racing's Daniel Ricciardo, expresses his expectations of more overtaking at this weekends Turkish GP compared to Imola GP, two weeks ago.

( palabras)
F1 | Ricciardo expects more overtakes in Turkish GP than Imola
Fuente imagen: Hasan Bratic - Motorlat

As this week is looking ahead to the Turkish Grand Prix, Renault Sport's Daniel Ricciardo, is expecting far more overtakes compared to last race at Imola GP. 

Although the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix ended up being an exciting one, it was mainly because of the safety car. The track itself was too short to create a large amount of wheel-to-wheel racing excitement for both the fans and the drivers. 
As the developments of F1 cars require them to be bigger over the years, these "bigger cars" have trouble following each other especially at the Istanbul Park as they have not hosted a Grand Prix since 2011 as there was a lack of agreement on the annual costs. 
Now that the Turkish GP is back on the calendar this year, Ricciardo is sure that the same problems would not be present there. 
According to Ricciardo, "I think it will provide good racing as overtaking should be more straightforward [than Imola], I think it’s a pretty complete circuit, so I’m certainly looking forward to that… full beans around there is going to be awesome. Turn 8 is a great corner, but so is Turn 1, the downhill, unsighted left. It’s really cool!”

The last time an F1 race on the circuit took place was in 2011 as Sebastian Vettel was the race winner. During that race weekend, Ricciardo drove Jaime Alguersuari's Toro Rosso participating in a wet FP1. 

That was his only track experience, however, he's looking forward to driving it for a rull race weekend. 

To continue, Renault driver adds, "I can’t wait for Turkey. I’ve only done one session there in Free Practice 1 in 2011 and it was in the wet, so if it’s dry, it’ll basically be a new track for me, It’s an awesome circuit and a lot of fun to drive. It’s going to be pretty cool in a modern Formula 1 car with some fast corners and long periods of time on the throttle." 

With two podiums and 95 points in the championship run, Ricciardo has been one of the standout drivers of the 2020 season and is reportedly P4 in the Drivers' Championship standings. 

With just a 10-point advantage over Ferrari's Charles Leclerc, and Renault Racing Team just one-point ahead of  both McLaren and Racing Point in the Constructors' Championship, he would need to retain his good form for the team in the final four races. 


Artículos relacionados


Subscribite ahora a nuestra lista de noticias diarias y te avisemos cada vez que una nota nueva salga.