Ricciardo wants layout change at Paul Ricard

26-06-2019 11:39
by Bobby Vincent
Ricciardo wants layout change at Paul Ricard

Daniel Ricciardo thinks the French Grand Prix organisers should potentially change the layout of the Circuit Paul Ricard track.

The race on Sunday was heavily criticised by the majority of viewers for how little entertainment was on show. Ricciardo, who was involved in a final-lap incident with Lando Norris - which the former was subsequently penalised for - has claimed it was difficult to overtake in France.

"I think as well because for Turn 8, at the end of that DRS, you brake so late that unless you're really kind of alongside or there, it's really hard to make a big lunge," Ricciardo said to Motorsport.com

"And also with the new tarmac, if you do go off line, if you're carrying too much speed, then you're never making the corner. So it does make the track very one-line and for that I think it was difficult as well for overtaking."

The Aussie driver was then asked whether the track itself brought out the "boring" side of Formula 1, and replied: "It is tricky. There's a lot of long corners and you're in those medium-speed corners where you struggle so hard to stay close to a car, and the first few laps there, when I was behind the guys on softs, I was just killing the tyres.

"It was my fault for putting myself out of position at the start but, yeah, it does make it tricky for racing. So, tough one, I know they've got so many variations here, maybe they could look at something else."

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