“The car isn’t quite coming to me,” Daniel Ricciardo on his struggles at McLaren

Daniel Ricciardo has had a poor start to his career at McLaren, as he compounded his misery with a dismal performance at Monaco GP.

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Daniel Ricciardo
Daniel Ricciardo

Daniel Ricciardo has endured a poor start to his career at McLaren this year. The Australian driver made his switch from Alpine at the end of last season. More often than not, the former Red Bull driver has been dominated by his teammate, Lando Norris so far.

Daniel Ricciardo won the Monaco GP in 2018, and is considered a good hunting ground for him. However, things took a turn for the worse this year, as he failed to finish even among the points at Monte Carlo. Lando Norris even lapped him, and claimed his second podium finish of the year.

I think, for whatever reason, naturally at the moment the car isn’t quite coming to me,” he told Sky Sports. “I bumped into Carlos not too long ago. He was like ‘what do you think, strange huh?’ And I was like thanks for telling me!,” said the Australian.

McLaren struggles getting old now: Daniel Ricciardo

Daniel Ricciardo believes that his struggles at McLaren are getting old now, and he does not want to talk about it. However, the Australian believes that the window to improve is quite small, and as a reason, it is easier to make mistakes often.

“I feel there is a bit of a characteristic with this car that, let’s say, is a bit strange. Generally, you’ve got a window to work in and you can play inside that area and be fairly okay,” he added.

At the moment, this one is just a very small window and therefore it’s quite easy to make mistakes or do something the car doesn’t respond well to. I don’t want to keep talking about it because it’s getting old, but I guess it’s tricky,” Ricciardo added.

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