Daniel Ricciardo is looking to ‘bounce back’ at the Baku City Circuit this weekend, after a disappointing weekend in Monaco.
The Aussie driver finished P12 at the last race after a difficult run on the chaotic street circuit.
Heading to Baku, the team is in for some similar battles with low-speed corners and unforgiving barriers, but after pinpointing the areas of improvement Ricciardo is looking to show this progress across the weekend in Baku.
“Monaco wasn’t my weekend but I’m looking to bounce back,” he said.
“It’s been important to take time to reset and refocus before heading to Baku.
“The team and I have been working hard in the sim to understand, analyse and pinpoint the key areas we need to improve.
“We know the car has good potential, we just need to put all pieces together to unlock it.
“There’s still that element of adapting to a new car which I’m sure will come with the more time and mileage behind the wheel.
“I’m going to keep working at it, build on the progress we made in Portugal and Spain, and try to feel as one with the car.”
Meanwhile, his British teammate, Lando Norris will be hunting for another podium after an impeccable race in Monaco saw him land P3 and his first podium in the Principality.
“It was a great feeling to be on the podium in Monaco after a well-executed weekend from the team,” Norris said.
“We’re looking to keep this positive momentum going as we head to Baku.
“I’m looking forward to jumping in the car and racing on another street circuit for a second race in a row.
“Baku is a unique race with a mix of long straights and slow corners that make it an exciting challenge to master.
“It’s also unpredictable as you always get the sense that there will be opportunities, so we’ll need to be ready to make the most of them if they come our way.”