Formula One: Ricciardo hoping to stay dry and dominant
MONTE CARLO (Principality of Monaco)— Daniel Ricciardo was glancing at the sky and hoping it remained clear and dry Friday as he and the Formula One circus relaxed on the traditional ‘rest day’ at this weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix.
The Australian, who clocked a best time in his Red Bull that was six-tenths of a second faster than nearest rival Lewis Hamilton for Mercedes during Thursday’s practice, wants the track conditions to remain unchanged for Saturday’s final practice and qualifying sessions.
“If it is the same again, I am confident,” he said. “I feel so good in the car and I love this circuit. I really feel it’s my time here and now.”
The beaming Perth-born driver has not won a race since reeling off three wins during the 2014 season and would dearly relish a chance to succeed compatriot Mark Webber in triumphing in the calendar’s most famous and glamorous race.—AFP