“Been a while since I have been in Danny Ricland,” Lewis Hamilton gives cheeky Ricciardo reference on return to Australian GP

Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton, ahead of the 2022 Australian GP, reshared one of his Instagram photos on Instagram stories. The photo that was reshared included the Mercedes driver with the Australian and the McLaren driver Daniel Ricciardo, who’ll be racing at this home track after two years.

The reshared story was captioned, “Been a while since I’ve been in Danny Rickland.” Australian GP, the home of Daniel Ricciardo, is returning after two years, as it was canceled for two years in a row due to the restrictions enforced in the country due to the COVID pandemic.

The black and white photo was earlier posted on 21 March 2019, time around that season’s Australian GP. In the photo, captioned “Avocado+Ham,” both the drivers are seen strolling. In that season, Daniel Ricciardo was racing for Renault F1 team alongside the German driver Nico Hulkenberg.

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Lewis Hamilton and Daniel Ricciardo
Lewis Hamilton and Daniel Ricciardo

Lewis Hamilton is heading to Australia with a car not fit for winning in the presence of Ferrari and Red Bull. The car stands third on the grid but is set to undergo big upgrades in Australia, as Mercedes is bringing a new rear wing. This upgrade is being brought up much earlier than the other teams are planning to.

The 7x world champion, during the last visit to Australia, finished P2 despite starting at the pole. The driver finished behind his teammate Valtteri Bottas, who also bagged the point for the fastest lap.

On the other hand, Daniel Ricciardo couldn’t finish the race due to an incident. Cars of both the drivers, unfortunately, don’t have enough pace. While the upgrades are being implemented for both after identifying the key issues, the struggle for both Mercedes and McLaren is far from over. 

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