F1: Daniel Ricciardo aware it’s ”very easy” to get it wrong in Montreal

From press release

Montreal’s Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve is one of those special tracks.

That is the view of Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo, who is heading into his third Canadian Grand Prix, next weekend.

“I doubt anyone on the grid lacks motivation, but there’s definitely a little extra edge to it at some circuits,” says the 24-year-old Australian.

“They tend to be the ones that demand the most from you and hold real consequences from getting it wrong. Montreal definitely falls into that category.”

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Daniel Ricciardo (Photo: WRi2)

The Perth native finished third, last weekend at the Monaco Grand Prix. In Canada, he will be trying to beat his highly-rated teammate Sebastian Vettel once more.

But he knows he must be careful not to push too hard.

“Each of the chicanes (the hairpin too) is an opportunity to make up, or lose, time but the crucial corner is probably the last one: you arrive at top speed so there’s a lot to be gained in braking if you get that just right, and then the way you go over the kerbs is worth more time.

“The flip side is that it’s very easy to get wrong and if you do then there’s that big wall waiting.

“The nearer you are, the faster you’ll go. Give the wall a kiss and you feel pretty good; kiss it too hard and that’s it!”

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