For­mula One: Ric­cia­rdo hop­ing to stay dry and dom­i­nant

Pakistan Observer - - SPORTS -

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

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