Daniel Ricciardo in his career he was used to putting his teammates in great difficulty, from Jean Eric Vergne at the time of Toro Rosso to Sebastian Vettel and Max Verstappen to those of Red Bull, then being faster than Nico Hulkenberg and Esteban Ocon in Renault. The Australian driver joined McLaren in 2021, joining Lando Norris, a young man with high hopes and a sparkling curriculum, who has returned from two years in the Woking team alongside Carlos Sainz.
Lando Norris has literally blossomed in this 2021, a growth that is exacerbating the fact that Ricciardo instead finds it slightly difficult to be incisive behind the wheel of the MCL35 (even the first year in Renault at the beginning was not at all easy for the 1989 class. ). Norris is even third in the drivers’ standings ahead of Valtteri Bottas and Sergio Perez, a result that certifies the excellent performance of the 1999 class in the first half of the season which ended with a zero precisely because of Bottas, who rammed both Norris and Perez at the start in Hungary. In the first meters of the race held in Budapest, Charles Leclerc was also involved in a collision generated by an error by Lance Stroll. The other surviving Ferrari SF21, that of Carlos Sainz, even reached the podium after the disqualification of Sebastian Vettel. 15 points that allowed Ferrari to join McLaren in the Constructors’ standings in third place, which would be awarded to Ferrari if the season were over due to the second places obtained by Sainz in Monaco and by Leclerc at Silverstone.
McLaren from Spa in Abu Dhabi needs the best Daniel Ricciardo, Lando Norris has nothing to blame in this regard: “You have my data at your disposal, in the de-briefings I explain with patience and in detail all the operations I carry out. I can’t do more than this, I don’t know what else I can do to help him. After all, its performance is not up to me – the words of Norris reached by the head motorsport-total.com – we certainly need him if we want to beat Ferrari in the Constructors’ standings ”.
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