“I’m not convinced”: After seeing data, Ricciardo claims Norris’ car is configured to outperform him

McLaren driver Daniel Ricciardo has revealed that there are certain aspects in Lando Norris’ telemetry data that he cannot replicate.

The Australian was lapped by Norris who then went on to score a third-place podium finish in the Monaco Grand Prix. Ricciardo ended up finishing the race outside of points.

What did Ricciardo say?

Daniel Ricciardo. Source: f1i.com

“After a weekend like this, I’m sure they will, let’s say, do their due diligence and check everything,” Ricciardo told the media.

“On that, obviously, I’m gonna keep looking at it and see what things I can do better. But like, there’s differences on the data. And it’s like, well, this is why Lando is quicker in that corner.

“And I see that but I’m not convinced I’m able to do that. So we’ll see. Maybe it’s still a bit of me getting used to the car, but I’m sure they’ll check everything as well. Because, when I’m that far off, it’s been tough.”

Difference in data for Ricciardo

Ricciardo explained in detail what he exactly meant by differences in data.

Things like being able to brake as late as Norris and also him not getting the same type of rotation while going through a corner.

“Maybe like brake as late or turn in like that. So we’ll see,” he said.

McLaren MCL35M entering corner. Source: speedcafe.com

“I’m obviously gonna keep working at it. But I feel this weekend has been so been so far off and so much on the backfoot, that part of me also just wants to switch off for a few days.

“And otherwise, it’s like paralysis over analysis. And I’ve been there before and I don’t want to go back to that.”

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