Daniel Ricciardo says getting snug with the brakes in his McLaren is likely one of the greatest changes he has to make since becoming a member of the crew.
Having switched to his third totally different crew within the final 4 seasons, Ricciardo described how he’s once more having to adapt to a automobile which behaves otherwise underneath braking in comparison with what he’s used to.
“It’s definitely totally different once more so I’m nonetheless most likely adapting or adjusting to that,” he mentioned. “Going from Purple Bull to Renault and Renault to McLaren, most likely the braking is the most important factor which it looks like you want to adapt.
“That’s one the place I’m nonetheless making an attempt to get on prime of it and perceive the place the restrict is, of the automobile. However I feel usually prior to now couple of years it seems to be like they’ve had a fairly good automobile on braking.”
Ricciardo is hopeful he’ll be capable of carry out a few of his attribute late-braking passes as soon as he’s sussed the brakes in his new automobile.
“I feel that after I’m up to the mark [it] ought to be a fairly good one and hopefully [you’ll] see some good passes from me once more, some late ones,” he mentioned.
“With the braking it’s extra most likely only a mechanical feeling. I feel even issues like new automobiles, new pedals and positioning, it’s most likely extra only a really feel on that bodily than the rest for now.”
The modifications to F1 automobile aerodynamics to cut back downforce have additionally altered their dealing with traits, mentioned Ricciardo.
“I’ve seen a couple of extra automobiles sliding, for positive. I’m unsure they’re fairly there with the rear grip but. So I feel most individuals are most likely nonetheless struggling some losses with with the ground change.”