Daniel Ricciardo: “We won’t have another upgrade until well after the summer"

17-08-2019 12:54
by Louis Shaw
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Daniel Ricciardo: “We won’t have another upgrade until well after the summer

Daniel Ricciardo knows that if Renault are to push McLaren and Toro Rosso in the midfield battle then they will need to upgrade their car. However, the Aussie has revealed that the team has no plans to bring any upgrades until "well after the summer break." When the upgrades do come, Ricciardo believes that they will be significant and make the difference that is needed. 

“We won’t have another proper update until well after the summer break, but I’d expect some developments,” Ricciardo said to Motorsport-Week. We brought some updates to France, they weren’t massive, so the next batch we bring I’d expect to feel a bit more.

“[The updates] is not going to be the first few [races], it will be maybe after.”

Ricciardo knows that things haven't gone as well as they could of and is desperate to help get Renault back on track. 

“At this halfway point we could say [it has been] alright, we need to do better,” he stressed.

“If we want to be on target for podiums in 2020, we need to start making bigger steps for the second half of the year.

“So up until now I am somewhere in the middle with expectations, but I’d now expect the second half of the season to have some more regular top-six finishes.”

Ricciardo will likely be disappointed with how the season has gone so far and will hope to be able to turn things around after the summer break. 

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