Daniel Ricciardo has told F1 promoters to learn from the hype at the Dutch GP.
F1 races and the general atmosphere surrounding race weekends are something else. There is an absorbing feel to the whole thing. This weekend, at Zandvoort for the Dutch GP, it was on another level entirely. It was not just fans cheering on their favourite driver, but a full-on party in the Netherlands. There was even a DJ that got the fans grooving to the beat.
Ricciardo was thrilled by the atmosphere, and expressed his delight with what had taken place. He told F1 promoters to learn from the hype at the Dutch GP, and wished for more such weekends during the season.
Speaking to Ziggo Sport, Ricciardo said, “The crowd has been awesome. So this has been fun.
“I think honestly, the promoters around other circuits should learn from this, you know with the DJs creating a festival atmosphere. It is really cool.
“And I am happy for that, and I am not just blowing smoke, it’s really cool. I am happy to be here,” the McLaren driver concluded.
More to follow
Ricciardo had a difficult Dutch GP after two good results on the trot. The Australian outqualified his teammate for the second race in a row, but was unable to finish in the points at Zandvoort. He finished in P11, after McLaren’s team strategy forced him to make way for Lando Norris, who finished one place above him.
The race day saw both McLarens struggle for pace, and they were slower than rivals Ferrari. Ferrari had a great weekend, finishing in the points in P5 and P7. The result saw them leapfrog the Woking outfit to third in the Constructors’ Championship. McLaren will have to respond to that, starting at Monza next weekend.