Daniel Ricciardo ‘curious’ ahead of Monaco return


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Renault’s Daniel Ricciardo is eager to see how he will get on at this week’s Monaco Grand Prix, a year on from his last race victory.

Ricciardo claimed a famous triumph from pole position while driving for Red Bull at Circuit de Monaco 12 months ago and that remains his last race success.

The Australian’s overall record in the principality is impressive as well, with four podium finishes over the last five years, although all of those successes were with Red Bull and he is yet to hit the heights since joining Renault for the 2019 season.

Ricciardo has only finished amongst the points once from his opening five races with the French team and admits he is interested to see how he will get on around the streets of the principality this weekend.

“I am very curious to go to Monaco. I am curious about how it feels. I look forward to going back because I have always loved the circuit,” he said.

The 29-year-old is certainly hopeful of delivering a strong performance in Monaco, although his expectations are lower than they have been over previous years.

He added: “I am optimistic that I can drive the way I want and that I can get the car further forward than normal – that top 6 or top 5 means, we will see.”

Ricciardo is priced at 1.53 to secure his second top-10 finish of the season this weekend, while he is available at 23.00 to claim his first podium placing as a Renault driver.

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