“The British Grand Prix... let’s go!" - Daniel Ricciardo is fired up for Silverstone

McLaren driver Daniel Ricciardo says he’s looking forward to driving in McLaren’s home race at Silverstone this weekend.

The British Grand Prix is always an exciting moment on the British sporting calendar and up at the front Ferrari, and potentially Mercedes, are bidding to halt Red Bull’s progress up at the top.

McLaren, meanwhile, are a little off the leading pace at the moment but they are working hard to get there and will be eager to try and use Silverstone as a springboard for the upcoming European races.

Ricciardo is eager to get going, too, with him explaining why Silverstone also holds a special place in his heart despite hailing from the other side of the world:

“The British Grand Prix… let’s go! It’s a home race for the team and that means we’ll definitely feel the support in the grandstands. There was a sea of papaya last year, so I’m excited to head there again this year. It’s the race where I made my F1 debut, so it holds a special place in my heart anyway, but it’s also a great circuit to race on too, so I can’t wait to get out on track.  

MONTE-CARLO, MONACO – MAY 27: Daniel Ricciardo of Australia driving the (3) McLaren MCL36 Mercedes on track during practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Monaco at Circuit de Monaco on May 27, 2022 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. (Photo by Eric Alonso/Getty Images)

“Canada was a difficult one, but we have to learn from it and keep moving forward. Silverstone offers some good overtaking opportunities, so it will be fun to see what we can do in these new regulation cars. I’m excited to get on track and hopefully get back up the pointy end for our home crowd – we have awesome fans so we will do everything we can to deliver for them.” 

McLaren are currently 100/1 to win the British Grand Prix with Betway.

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