The free practice session in France on Friday saw the engineer taking to the team radio to explain where the Australian can improve.
During the first practice session, the 31-year-old was sixth while his teammate was ninth. However, his rank dropped to 14th in the second session while Norris’ was 10th.
What did the engineer say?
“Daniel, I think it’s worth having another go. You are quick to the exit of turn nine, that bit’s very good, we lose three or four-tenths in turn eleven,” the engineer said.
“It looks like you lifted a little early, which I don’t know if that was related to traffic and the apex speed was a bit slow.
“Lando is one gear up in that corner, Lando picking up the throttle earlier, but more progressively. To have a higher apex speed,” he added.
Triple header to provide opportunities
Things have not been so good for Ricciardo at McLaren till now. However, the Perth-based driver is optimistic.
He discloses that the upcoming triple-header will allow him to get more used to his car and score the much-needed results.
His performance till now at Paul Ricard, however, has improved a lot as he hopes for a productive qualifying on Saturday.
Ricciardo is confident that he can bring home the points for himself and his team.
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