Cape Town - Two years on from being robbed of the win by a bungled pit
stop in Monaco, Daniel Ricciardo says he wants redemption.
The Aussie came the closest he ever has to winning on the
streets of Monte Carlo when, in 2016, he was leading the race ahead of Lewis
However, a pit stop issue - Red Bull were late to get his
tyres out - meant he fell to second place and wasn't able to recover.
Ricciardo was gutted.
A year later he tried to get that illusive win but a scrappy
qualifying, the result of being sent out in traffic, meant he was P5 on the
grid and could only manage third place in the race.
This season he wants redemption.
"Monaco is my favourite race of the year because it
creates the most adrenaline and excitement," said Ricciardo.
"The circuit is insane; I don't want to say that we
shouldn't race cars on it because we should and it's the best thing ever, but
it's crazy to think we race around the streets so close to the walls like we
"I just love the whole atmosphere, there’s a lot of
intensity and the risk and reward is the best of the year. Hopefully, I'll also
get some redemption."
The Red Bull racer is a huge fan of the Monte Carlo street
He added: "Tabac and the swimming pool, I love all of
that. Turns 12, 13 and 14, over the kerbs and pretty much the end of the second
sector and start of the third is my favourite.
"The encouraging thing from Barcelona is that we were
quick in the third sector and that is probably the closest to Monaco, so
hopefully that shows what we can do."