Can Ricciardo win the Championship?

Ricciardo leaves Renault

Daniel Ricciardo’s name is being mentioned these days because of the possibility that he might go to Ferrari if Sebastian Vettel comes out. The Perth man is the candidate who sounds the loudest along with Carlos Sainz to accompany Charles Leclerc in the Scuderia Ferrari; if Sebastian Vettel does bot finally renew.

He also has the option of Mercedes and, of course, there is the possibility that he will remain Renault, a team he has been with for one season (The 2020 campaign would be his second) after having previously played for Red Bull (2014-2018).

At 30, our Australian driver confesses that he still has the same goal as always:

My basic goal on this whole trip was not just to get into F1. It was to be world champion. Was he excited to get to F1? Absolutely. I love it. . .

Yes. But I’m still enjoying it? Absolutely.

But if it ended today, would you be disappointed? A big part of me would be because I think I am good enough to be a champion.

That is the ultimate goal. The day I stop believing that I can make it, is the day that I will probably be seen walking away from the sport, but I certainly still believe that this can happen.

My basic goal on this whole trip was not just to get into F1. It was to be world champion. Was he excited to get to F1? Absolutely. I love it. . .

The day I stop believing that I can make it, is the day that I will probably be seen walking away from the sport, but I certainly still believe that this can happen

Daniel Ricciardo F1 Driver

On the other hand, Renault’s believes that when he returns to the competition, it will be a chaotic race. Initially, the F1 season will start on July 5th in Austria. The pilots had to be confined due to the corona-virus pandemic and since they got into their cars in the winter tests and the beginning of the World Cup it will have been four months. That creates a great state of anxiety.

That is how he sees it, at least, Ricciardo:

Chaos will be in place, and I hope it will hopefully be in a controlled manner. With so much adrenaline there will be some bold overtaking and some miscalculations.

It will look a little bit like everything

Daniel Ricciardo F1 Driver

The Australian, who has won seven Grand Prix in his career, has been fortunate enough to spend the quarantine on his farm near Perth:

I am pretty lucky in this whole situation. Overall, this crisis has been managed quite well in Australia.

So being able to be at home and on the farm has been nice. It is good to have so much space and a little freedom instead of being locked up in a small apartment or something. It’s been really nice having some time here.

I have not had this since I left Australia in 2007, so it is really weird for me. We have plenty of space here on the farm and we can set up a real training program, something you never get.

Well, you get it at the beginning of the year, but once you get back to Europe and the season starts, it is very difficult to get routine and consistency. Because it is so unique, it was important to maximize this.

And who knows? It could give me a little more career longevity.

Daniel Ricciardo F1 driver

On the change of regulations for 2022 reflects:

It is frustrating that in F1 it is so essential to be in the right team in the right season.

But that is the way it is. And that in itself is an exciting part of the sport. The challenge is to position yourself with the best team at that moment and when the rules change, you ask yourself: ‘Is it still the right team or are we missing something?

We have to try to grow from what we have here. It’s like chess most of the time. I wish it was a matter of black and white and everyone had the same and you could see who was the best, but that’s not how it works.

It is all about finding a way to get to the top

Daniel Ricciardo F1 Driver
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