In Formula 1, drivers have several ways through which they prepare for racing, one of the most common ones being a driving simulator.
Drivers use this to hone their skills and get used to the track they will be driving on.
McLaren driver Daniel Ricciardo, however, feels that rookie drivers rely on a simulator more than required. The Australian goes on to say that they do not provide much benefit either.
But, he did agree that young drivers enjoy spending time on one. This can be attributed to the fact that they love to play video games.
“In F1, as in many other sports, The trend is for the young generation to use simulators more and more,” Ricciardo said.
“I don’t know if that helps, but they do enjoy it.”
Ricciardo gives a glimpse into his future in F1
The seven-time race winner is currently approaching the twilight of his career. Currently 31 years old, he revealed that he will continue to race in Formula 1.
He believes that till the time he has the motivation to sit behind the wheel and push his car to the limit, he will continue to race.
Ricciardo goes on to say that if he has to stay in the game, he will have to become more competitive. The Australian and his teammate Lando Norris have been enjoying a relatively strong 2021 season till now, while it is fair to say that it has not been spectacular.
Norris has already managed to get a podium under his belt and the outfit has been giving rivals Ferrari a strong fight.
While it is true that the major chunk of points was because of Norris, it was only because Ricciardo was still getting used to his car.
Fortunately, the Spanish Grand Prix yielded good results for Ricciardo as he clocked in sixth, ahead of his teammate.
Now the wait is on for the Monaco Grand Prix on 23 May.
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