Daniel Ricciardo has outlined that his one-lap pace is an area he needs to improve on for the 2018 season. The Australian was out-qualified 13-7 by teammate Max Verstappen in 2017.
It marked the first time in his F1 career that he was out-qualified over a full-season, having previously gotten the better of Jean-Eric Vergne, Sebastian Vettel, and indeed Verstappen in 2016. Ricciardo says that he will have to improve that area if he hopes to challenge for the world title next season.
“I can’t deny that Max was better more times than not in qualifying this year – and qualifying has always been a strength of mine,” he said.