In Sochi, Daniel Riccardo starts fifth – and he looks forward to the race with optimism …
Daniel Riccardo: “I am satisfied with the fifth starting position, and although the fourth could be the maximum that we could count on, Sergio Perez was ahead of us. Entering the top three would still not work. But we start from the clean side of the track.
After the start, a straight line begins, one of the longest in the championship, if not the longest, so it is important to get off the ground well, position the car correctly on the track, and if I manage to immediately get ahead of Perez, this will facilitate the task for the rest of the race.
I think everyone is planning to limit themselves to one pit stop, so a good position is extremely important, but during these days I realized something about this track, so I am piloting more confidently than in previous years. I will try to take advantage of this. I can’t say that I liked this track, I was not very successful here, but I think if I can achieve a good result, then my attitude towards it will change.
It’s great that there are fans in the stands of Sochi Autodrom! “