Red Bull started the season clearly behind Ferrari, who picked up lead in the overall standings of the championship. But after thirteen races, it is Red Bull who has taken an advantage, which is currently 22 points.
Daniel Ricciardo points to the Renault engine as the main cause of such a noticeable improvement, without, however, detract from the development of the chassis. “In the beginning of the year we went to Melbourne without waiting
too much respect at the end of last season. But we
more power and then evolution helped, we found a little more,
a little more and so since then. It has been a good improvement by
both parties, the chassis is working well with the unit
driving”, comments one Daniel Ricciardo is already clearly ahead of the Ferrari drivers in the overall championship.
Red Bull may face up to Ferrari at Monza
The australian pilot says that Renault has managed to neutralize the big breakthrough for Ferrari in 2015, rising to meet today. “Now we’re more or less on par with the Ferrari engine of
2016 and that is positive. Took a large step forward last year.
We advance to the (engine) Ferrari 2015 that leads Toro Rosso, as well
that is good, we are going in the right direction and that is all that
we can ask for now”, commented Daniel Ricciardo to Autosport.
Monza should be a circuit favorable to the team from Maranello, but Ricciardo does not rule out that Red Bull can challenge and even beat a Ferrari at home. However, fixed the Big Prizes of the Singapore and Japan as the most favourable for the characteristics of the Red Bull. “Should be favorites to beat us in Monza. But if
we can batirles in Monza, then it could go very well in
Singapore and Suzuka which, on paper, should favor us more.
But I’m not going to descartarles, Seb (Vettel) can change things,
as Kimi. We are ready to fight with Mercedes, but also
we’re ready for that Ferrari to the action also”.