ABU DHABI – Australian Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo on Thursday rated his 2017 Formula One season, in which won a race in Baku, as good.
Ricciardo, who holds the fourth spot in the drivers’ standings with 200 points, spoke during a press conference for the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
“On a personal level, just make sure that I fill in the blanks, I guess. There have been some great races. Obviously, I would love all 20 to be great and not all 20 have been,” the Australian racer said.
“I think, yeah, for me, just to assess the year once it’s all settled and then just try to understand what I could have improved. I’m sure there’s on-track stuff, but also off track,” Ricciardo said while sitting alongside Germany’s Sebastian Vettel and Briton Lewis Hamilton, who have won four world titles apiece.
“Obviously, I give every year a good crack, but give next year a proper crack. I mean, between us all we’ve got eight world titles, so it’s pretty good!” Ricciardo joked.
“But, yeah, obviously, we want nine. It’s cool, I’ve been pretty pleased with the year. I’ve still got some improvements to make and I’m looking forward to extracting a bit more from myself,” the Australian driver said.