McLaren Formula 1 driver Daniel Ricciardo will be taking up sim racing to keep his skills razor sharp. Like his team mate Lando Norris and other F1 drivers, Virtual can help with reality.
Daniel Ricciardo the McLaren Formula 1 team ace shall be jumping into sim racing to keep his skill set focused and finely tuned. Daniel has admitted in the past that sim racing was not for him, but now we see that he is raising an eyebrow to it and seems keen to try.
Team mate Lando Norris, Red Bull driver Max Verstappen and Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc have been for quite some time heavily involved in sim racing. Multiple F1 world champion has expressed his distaste to sim racing as ” He cannot see or feel what the car is doing”, all though a recent Twitter post in early July did show him driving a simulator.
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Following an interview, Daniel mentioned “I have thought about it,” Ricciardo told Auto Motor Und Sport when asked if his avoidance of sim racing could be a disadvantage.
“At the beginning, I always said: I don’t want to have a simulator at home because I have something better to do on the free weekends. These virtual races have never excited me.
Ricciardo goes on to mention “But I don’t want to be narrow-minded here either. Maybe it really is a help. That’s something you’d have to find out.
“It could be that you learn something from it, but also that you get into bad habits. But Max, Lando and Charles are very active there, and maybe it does help.
“It’s still not my thing, but I’m not going to ignore it, I’m going to give it a try.”