“I’ve had some good weekends in Singapore”: Daniel Ricciardo keeps up his excitement for the Marina Bay night race

Daniel Ricciardo talks about his excitement to prove his worth at the Singapore GP after his unimpressive results in the Italian Grand Prix at Monza.

Daniel Ricciardo
Daniel Ricciardo

For the first time since 2019, Formula One will be returning back to Singapore for the famous night race at the Marina Bay Street Circuit. McLaren driver Daniel Ricciardo hopes that he would be making a strong comeback at the circuit which has been very kind to him historically. He said that he looks forward to racing at the Marina Bay Street Circuit again and is confident that he will make up for his poor showing at the Italian Grand Prix.

Daniel Ricciardo shares a very good history with the street circuit in Singapore, he has been on the podium for four times, all four with Red Bull Racing. Red Bull have been pretty strong around the tight and twisty street circuit but haven’t managed to win there since 2013. Driving for McLaren, a podium finish might be too much to expect this year, but nevertheless Daniel Ricciardo is looking forward to driving at the track and facing the challenges that the track has to offer.

In a McLaren press release, Ricciardo said, “I’ve had some good weekends in Singapore with podiums in the past and I’m looking forward to the challenge the Marina Bay Street Circuit provides both physically and mentally. It’s an intense weekend and you have to be on it but that’s all part of the fun.”

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Daniel Ricciardo
Daniel Ricciardo

Ever since stepping into the 2022 F1 season, Daniel Ricciardo has not really been able to get up to speed with the McLaren, and the stark contrast in performance between him and his young teammate Lando Norris proves the point.

It was the same old story for the Australian at the Italian Grand Prix, where he was plagued by technical problems and had to retire mid-race while his British teammate went on to finish P7.

However, Daniel Ricciardo says that his team has worked really hard to fix all the problems and they are working towards achieving much better results in the future. “We’ll continue to push hard as a team to pick up more points in the final few races,” said a motivated Ricciardo.

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Riddhi Mondal is an F1 author at FirstSportz. Having previously worked as a student reporter at The Statesman, she is an ardent follower of all things F1. A nerd through and through, the complicated physics that goes into the cars is what drew Riddhi to the sport. She is a proud McLaren fan who eagerly awaits the paddock's visit to Spa Francorchamps and hopes to attend the Monaco GP one day. A student of medicine, whenever she's not fawning over Daniel Ricciardo or rooting for Max Verstappen to become the next World Champion, Riddhi's either busy reading thrillers, debating, or playing with her six feline friends.