Daniel Ricciardo after testing day one: “It’s great to be driving again"

19-02-2020 18:27
by Louis Shaw
Daniel Ricciardo after testing day one: “It’s great to be driving again

Daniel Ricciardo enjoyed his first day of testing in his new Renault ahead of the 2020 Formula 1 season. The Aussie clocked up 56 laps with a fastest of 1:17.873 which put him 7th at the end of the day. 

“It’s great to be driving again and I felt quite comfortable in the car from the get-go, which was cool," Ricciardo said. "Esteban obviously warmed the car up nicely this morning, and I felt I was more or less straight back into it and in a rhythm when it was my turn in the afternoon.

"There are improvements on the car and we’ve obviously changed it a lot visually, which is quite clear when you look at the front nose. The improvements are there, and ultimately that’s what we’re targeting.

"It’s too early to make any comparisons, but our reliability was pretty strong, and I would say it’s promising. You can’t ask for too much more from day one, so I’m happy with that.”

Renault will hope that their car will be more competitive than last season and they will continue to use testing to clock up data that will help them throughout the season. 

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