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‘Terrible’ for Daniel Ricciardo to have an F1 Teammate like Lando Norris: Nico Rosberg

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‘Terrible’ for Daniel Ricciardo to have an F1 Teammate like Lando Norris: Nico Rosberg

Lando Norris has certainly impressed everyone this season after a string of amazing performances. One, in particular, is 2016 world champion, Nico Rosberg who thinks, Norris capable of winning a world title. But that the same time feels bad for his teammate, Daniel Ricciardo who hasn’t been able to match Lando’s pace.

Norris has been able to score points from every Grand Prix till now this season and scored two podiums in the process. One at the Emilia GP and, the other at the Monaco GP, placing third in both races. However, the same can’t be said for his Australian teammate as he struggled to make an impact at the Woking-based squad.

Rosberg feels Daniel Ricciardo is at risk against Norris

The 21-year-old has shown an amazing pace this season and out-qualifying his experienced teammate in every session. Hence, Rosberg feels that Ricciardo is vulnerable as Norris is showing everyone what he is capable of.

Daniel Ricciardo at the French Grand Prix
Formula One F1 – French Grand Prix – Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet, France – June 18, 2021 McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo during practice REUTERS/Yves Herman

Speaking to SkyF1, as quoted by Formule1, Rosberg said, “It’s terrible to have a car that doesn’t feel quite right. “Then you don’t feel that trust. “Daniel sometimes thinks ‘wow, that was a great lap’, like in Monaco, and then looks at the lap time and is eight tenths away from Lando.”

That’s when it gets really hard mentally for you as a driver and that’s really not fun,” Rosberg concluded. (Translated from Dutch via Google)

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Can Austria be where Ricciardo shows his true potential?

At the recent French Grand Prix, the Australian took sixth place, one position behind Norris who came in fifth. Now the 31-year-old will be looking forward to the Styrian Grand Prix after having an improved performance at Paul Ricard.

Daniel Ricciardo in action during Baku quali
Formula One F1 – Azerbaijan Grand Prix – Baku City Circuit, Baku, Azerbaijan – June 5, 2021 McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo in action during qualifying REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

Ricciardo is optimistic and knows he can extract the most performance out of the Mercedes-powered car. He looks forward to challenge the Red Bull Ring possesses for the upcoming weekend, aims for a good result, and prove his doubters wrong.

What are your predictions for Daniel for the double-header in Austria? Will fall prey to Lando’s pace or unleash his true potential in the eighth round of the championship? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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