Ricciardo confident of Silverstone improvement

By on Thursday, June 26, 2014
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Red Bull/Getty Images

Daniel Ricciardo says he is confident Red Bull will return to form at next weekend's British Grand Prix after enduring a disappointing round in Austria.

Ricciardo finished in eighth place while team-mate Sebastian Vettel retired after suffering from power unit problems early in the race.

"Basically, the percentage of corners to straights," Ricciardo said when asked about Red Bull's lack of pace in Austria.

"This year, as everyone knows, we're losing time on the straights but recovering it in the corners and there are not enough corners for the amount of straight at the Red Bull Ring. Another factor was that our competitors seem to have found a bit more and we weren't getting as much back on them in the corners as we have been previously. So, we've got a few things to look at."

The Australian is nonetheless confident that he can achieve a stronger result at the British Grand Prix.

"I'm always optimistic going to Silverstone because I love the circuit but yes, it should be a circuit that suits us a little bit more," he said.

"We've got to learn a few things about our performance here but once we do that, I think we'll be fighting in the top five and trying to get on the podium."


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