Cape Town - Daniel Ricciardo has admitted that the summer break has come
at exactly the right time for himself and Red Bull.
After Max Verstappen’s win in Austria, the team have
struggled, earning just a single points finish at Silverstone, the
Hockenheimring and Hungaroring.
Neither driver has finished on the podium since the
Dutchman’s win, and Daniel Ricciardo hasn’t been in the top three since his win
When asked if the summer break was coming at a good time or
a bad time, he simply replied:
"I think a good time."
The Aussie has had a dreadful run of bad luck, culminating
in engine penalties in Germany, before rain caused havoc in qualifying for the
Because of this luck, Ricciardo has not been happy with the
car, and wants to get away for a bit.
"We had a triple header to try to get one [win], and
now this double header and at least up until today it hasn't really turned
around, or I've got any revenge so to speak. So, it's a good time for the
break," he said.
"I need some time away from the car. I am growing
frustrated with these problems, so probably it's healthy for me to have some
After the race on Sunday, he said that it was nice to finish
on a high, and that he would be heading away from race cars to escape for a few