Daniel Ricciardo savaged by F1 icon and told to thank Netflix for his VCARB seat

“At last, it’s time to go racing again. I can’t wait to be honest. In contrast to last year, this time it’s been good to have a proper pre-season,” Ricciardo said.

“After 2022, I needed that time off, so it was great to jump in mid-season, but in terms of being fully prepared, this year has been a better way to get ready. I do feel that this is like the start of the second part of my career.

“Having some time off gives you a new perspective. I’m putting a lot of focus into what is a second opportunity for me, but at the same time, it’s not putting pressure on myself.”