Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo has said he is looking to his 2014 victory for inspiration for another good weekend in Hungary
In 2014 he scored his second ever F1 victory in dramatic fashion taking the lead in the final laps after passing both Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso with only two laps to go.
He is now eying another good result and perhaps his second win of this season, at a track where Red Bull are thought to be able to have a good race and get closer to the Ferrari’s and Mercedes’ than in most races due to the low power effect at the Hungaroring.
“Hungary 2014 was a cool victory,” he recalled. “Of course I love winning but that was an awesome race. In order to win I had to pass Hamilton and Alonso, pretty much the best two – so that was cool! I love that track and it has always been a good one for me. I’ve had some great weekends there even before Formula 1. The Hungarian Grand Prix is always at the point of the season where summer is approaching, so I’m always in a pretty good place and the car is normally getting better as well. It all kind of comes good by the end of July.”
He went on to discuss the nature of the track, with the higher downforce in this years car leading to a more physical race than usual this year. He went on to say: We’ve got lots more grip this year so it’ll be a bit more fun, the second sector is going to be amazing. That’s one of my favourite sectors in Formula 1, this track means elbows out for sure as there are three key places where you can overtake. I’ve made some good moves in turn 1 in the past. turn 2 you can go inside or outside, as both lanes work and the hairpin is fun too. If Sunday is hot it’ll definitely be a physically demanding race, so I can’t make the mistake again of eating too much meat on Saturday night!”