Ricciardo 'got a bit sad' watching old Monaco Grand Prix clips

  • Ricciardo 'got a bit sad' watching old Monaco Grand Prix clips

Ricciardo 'got a bit sad' watching old Monaco Grand Prix clips

The first eight rounds of the F1 season have been postponed, but Monaco immediately confirmed it would not be able to host the race at a different time and so would not be on this year's calendar.

While admitting the early hits to the Formula 1 season from the COVID-19 pandemic have been painful, Daniel Ricciardo is trying to keep an optimistic view toward racing in 2020, whenever it does get underway.

With most nations now implementing self-isolation and also lockdown on the general public, F1 chauffeurs have actually returned residence where they proceed with their training programs.

In a Q&A on Renault's Instagram, Ricciardo elaborates on the cancellation of the race in Monaco. I really don't know where we are, and it hurts a bit.

The Canadian Grand Prix on 14 June now stands as the opening race yet to be called off, but doubts still remain when F1 will return as sporting events as far away as August - such as the Tokyo Olympics - continue to be postponed.

"I've got some buggies here and I have made some tracks for those, so I'm getting a little bit of a racing fix - they're releasing some of that speed and adrenaline", he said on the Instagram Live, which was watched by the likes of fellow racer Lando Norris, MotoGP legend Randy Mamola and the Mercedes, Racing Point and McLaren teams.

F1 principal Chase Carey just recently claimed he expected a 15-18 race schedule for 2020 that would certainly begin in the summer season and also expand right into December. That one pain me. They all hurt a little, Melbourne, where we were so close. "The reality is setting in, unfortunately". "I'm thinking about qualifying myself last, because the first corner will be mayhem".

So much so, that he has already floated a novel way of approaching the first race of the year when the 2020 campaign does get under way after at least seven months without racing. "I'm going to watch it all unfold and probably lead the first lap". "I'll put it on pole, but I'll voluntarily start last". We're compelled to remain in, there's no jet lag, there's no flight terminals, we can actually develop like a training school which we do not constantly have.

Ricciardo has been posting regular videos on social media of his training outings in Australia as he continues to work remotely with performance coach Michael Italiano.

"Training's definitely the thing that's keeping me with that competitive mindset", Ricciardo said.

"I feel like now it's kind of ideal to get in shape", added the 30-year-old.

"It's behaved understanding we have actually obtained time, we do not need to hurry it. I think you're going to see a lot of drivers, and people in general, look pretty fit when this is over, I hope".