Daniel Ricciardo (32) is currently more concerned than usual with his favorite animal. He symbolically wears the little honey badger, a fearless fighter before the Lord, on his helmet. “This little guy will fight with lions and tigers if he has to,” says the Australian. The Australian now wants and needs to transfer these character traits to himself.
That’s why Ricciardo has no illusions about his home race: “We have to realize that it’s not about finding three or four tenths. We need more than a second if we want to fight for victories. It won’t happen overnight.” But there’s no such thing as giving up. “It wouldn’t surprise me if we managed to win another race this year,” he says, as combative as his favorite animal. It goes without saying that he sees himself at the top of the podium again, just like in Monza. And not the young rivals in their own racing team.
Marko grins: “It’s enough if he finishes third behind our two drivers.”