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Ricciardo explains why he will be better placed to topple Hamilton
- Updated: February 19, 2018
Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo has hinted at the specific plans that he has in place to outdo Lewis hamilton to the Formula One title in the upcoming season.
The Australian had a below-par season last term, finishing fifth and a place above his equally underwhelming teammate Max Verstappen.
However, the popular driver said that he will “throw the book out of the window” as he looks to topple early favourite Hamilton.
Despite a shaky start, Hamilton eventually went on to claim his fourth drivers’ championship title with two races still to go, largely due to an implosion from Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel.
While it is always a motivation for top drivers to get the better of the reigning champion, Ricciardo said that he hoped that he would be the one to do it.
He explained that a number of changes in the sport last year, especially the use of wider tyres, had taken him longer to adjust to than he would’ve liked.
“In the past, I feel some of my strength has been my ability to feel the car,” Ricciardo told Motorsport.com.
“I’m quite sensitive to things and therefore in the past it’s been good for tyre management.
“Sometimes it’s to my detriment, where I would probably be better off driving through something as opposed to being ‘oh, we need to change that or change that’.
“I feel I have learned a bit as well. Sometimes just throw the book out the window and drive it.”