Daniel Ricciardo expects new Red Bull chassis for Austrian Grand Prix

It became known following a rough weekend at the Canadian Grand Prix, Red Bull Racing driver Daniel Ricciardo is expected to run a new chassis for the Austrian Grand Prix.

Ricciardo started ninth in the Canadian Grand Prix at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, but struggled with pace, finishing out of the points and settling for a disappointing 13th place finish.

In an interview with the media yesterday, Ricciardo revealed that he is receiving a new chassis for the upcoming Austrian Grand Prix at Red Bull Ring.

“It was my worst race,” said Ricciardo. “I can still laugh because I know that there was something fundamentally wrong with the car. I’m not a second slower than [Daniil] Kvyat and I haven’t suddenly forgotten how to drive.

“We will know in Austria, as I am scheduled to get a new chassis there. I don’t think that it’s the chassis, as I’ve never been wild with the curbs or hit the wall or anything – there is nothing that could explain that sort of damage.”

The finish at the Canadian Grand Prix this year was especially disappointing for Ricciardo, having claimed his first career Formula 1 victory there in 2014.

Ricciardo finished 8th in last year’s Austrian Grand Prix, time will tell if the new chassis is enough to extract better pace out of the Red Bull Racing machine.

Ricciardo currently sits 7th in the championship standings, 16 points ahead of teammate Kvyat.

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Joey Barnes is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Motorsports Tribune. He has covered auto racing since 2013 that has spanned from Formula 1 to NASCAR, with coverage on IndyCar. Additionally, his work has appeared on Racer, IndyCar.com and Autoweek magazine. In 2017, he was recognized with an award in Spot News Writing by the National Motorsports Press Association.

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