The change from Monaco to Canada, two circuits with characteristics opposite, seems to not have affected a Red Bull that continues to improve. This has been evident in the classification of the GP of Canada within the meaning of the results of Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen. The two pilots of the austrian team have been able to reach the fourth and fifth position, certifying this form as a candidate for the podium after being in the wake of Sebastian Vettel, but ahead of Kimi Räikkonen. The arrival of the rain or the tyre strategy may have a lot to say in these options the team of Christian Horner.
Daniel Ricciardo managed a time of 1.13.166 to reach the fourth position and stay to less than two tenths behind the Ferrari of Vettel. A result that no doubt left satisfied the australian pilot: “I’m very happy. We are having an end of week steady and I think that we have built up to find a better pace in qualifying. As is always the session’s most important and I think that we have put together everything. In the end I’m pretty happy with fourth place, already not only by the result, but because my pace is a few tenths of the pole“.
In this line, Ricciardo explained: “In my last flying lap I had quite a blow with the wall, although luckily I was able to get to the finish without losing time. Tomorrow will be very important to the output. I think we have a very good straight-line speed and we are able to move forward. Tomorrow will be a race with a cold environment, maybe wet. We hope it will be a fight of five or six riders to ensure a lot of fun. I Think that being with the right tire at the right time will be crucial. You have to be smart, fast and take some risks”.
Max Verstappen was three tenths slower than his teammate, but his time served him to overtake Kimi Räikkonen in the classification: “Has been a good qualifying for me today, among the first five which is about where we wanted to be. I had the hope of being able to have been a little closer to Mercedes, but it is what it is. They have once again demonstrated their power in ranking and appear to be very strong, but I hope that tomorrow we can be a little closer. My last lap in Q3 was not very good and did nothing to improve“.
Analyzing your options for Sunday’s race at the Gilles Villeneuve, the pilot Dutch explained: “Our race pace looks good and it is there where you get the points, but you never know with the weather. Here in Canada pass very close to the barriers, but here I have been able to fix it, unlike Monaco. The conditions are a little different so I had to change my driving style. In any case, it’s going to be hard to beat the Mercedes. In addition, Ferrari is also very fast. I Think that a little rain would help us in the race tomorrow. It will be very difficult”.