Daniel Ricciardo´s 2022 did not start strong with the Austalian clearly struggling to come to terms with his McLaren.
Ricciardo is running 13th in the Drivers´championship standings with 15 points under his belt way behind his teammate Lando Norris in 7th position with 50 points while McLaren is running 4th in the constructors only four points ahead of Alpine one of their most immediate competitors in the midfield.
The Australian has been under fire for his bad performances that even cast doubt on his future with the British team. However, the last races have shown that the former Red Bull driver is improving.
The 32-year-old driver believes his performance in Baku was a better weekend than the ones before it. “Baku was obviously a better weekend I think, obviously after Monaco it certainly looked a lot better,” he said and explained about the Canadian Gp weekend they “have had mixed conditions.”
“I think we’re pretty decent in the dry, I think we kind of hit the ground running, and we got up to speed pretty quickly. That’s always encouraging, and these are little signs as well of confidence and a feel with the car.”
After his erratic start Ricciardo is happy with the positives, However, he understands he needs to keep improving.
“It’s been kind of trending, definitely, in the right direction the last couple of weekends. I don’t want to over dramatise and say ‘turned a corner’, but I think it’s certainly been much more positive.”
He keeps a positive mindset as regards what´s coming ahead.
“It’s the progress and steps that we need to take, and currently taking them, so certainly, like, optimise or positive with that.”
Ricciardo sees the glass half full, “Yeah, keep chipping away, but in a better place than a few weeks ago.”
Next weekend, the British GP will be another opportunity for the Aussie to keep improving.