The first top-5 of the season may have given him the psychological shock. Daniel Ricciardo he needs it badly: the Australian has been overwhelmed by the talent of Lando Norris and is trying to get back on top with his weapons, even upsetting his driving style. The fifth place of Silverstone, albeit once again behind his teammate, it may be due to an improvement in the feeling with the MCL35M, but also to other factors. For example, theminor importance of the braking factor, perhaps the most important weak point of the McLaren version Ricciardo. Since Silverstone is a route, with high-speed corners, Honey Badger may have patched up the problems.
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“We had a good set-up, I was confident in qualifying and I felt good with the car. The minor importance of braking on this circuit certainly counted, it is an aspect that perhaps benefited me. In fact for the first time I had so much confidence to push and it all felt so natural to me“Said Danny Ric after the Silverstone race. “It’s strange, because you think that in the race, when you don’t have to push the car to the limit as in qualifying, you will have a good pace and you will come out at the distance. But in this circuit it was the opposite, I did better on Saturday than Sunday, with a lot of fuel. I think it’s just a matter of finding the perfect set-up, I’m not able to do it continuously yet. I believe I have Carlos Sainz behind me forced me to over-drive in some corners. It put pressure on me, but it also allowed me to better understand where the limit is of this machine“.