Australian driver Daniel Ricardo gets along well with the Renault team. He is trying to find his first podium on behalf of Renault. At Mugello he was very close to this goal and he ended up in fourth place.
F1 will move to Sochi, Russia this week. Ricardo hopes to continue his strong performance in Mugello. "We hope to continue our strong momentum and achieve good results this weekend. We are in a fiercely competitive mid-range team battle with only 0.1 to 0.2 seconds between the teams. This challenge is exciting, which means we must Squeeze all the performance of the car and make it work."
Ricardo’s French teammate Esteban Okon said: “Sochi is a very cool track, and I still remember 2017 and 2018.” In the past few years, Okon has won for his team. Scored points (the current racing team).
There will be a part of the audience in the Russian stands, which O'Connell likes very much. "There will be some car fans, so I am looking forward to such a scene."
O'Connell's performance this season lags behind his teammate Ricardo, especially in Saturday's qualifying performance.