Daniel Ricciardo admits the cancellation of this 12 months’s Monaco Grand Prix was robust to course of, particularly after watching onboard footage from earlier years.
Ricciardo’s victory at Monte Carlo’s well-known race in 2018 was the seventh and most up-to-date grand prix of his F1 profession to this point. Monaco race organisers final week took the choice to cancel its 2020 event outright after it was postponed by F1 amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The Australian Grand Prix, Ricciardo’s dwelling race, was referred to as off at late discover earlier this month. The Australian as solely simply began to just accept the truth of F1’s 2020 season, which won’t begin till June on the earliest.
“I watched an onboard of Monaco final night time and received a bit unhappy,” the Australian stated in an Instagram video hosted by his Renault workforce. “I do not actually know the place we’ll be. That one harm me.
“They’re all going to harm, for certain, Melbourne being so shut as properly. The truth is setting in, sadly.”
Whereas the beginning date of the F1 season is at present unknown, championship CEO Chase Carey is still hoping to have 15-18 races on this calendar 12 months. Ricciardo joked that whichever race opens the season is due a chaotic begin given how lengthy he and his fellow drivers could have been ready.
“I feel Flip 1 is simply going to be mayhem. I will simply watch all of it unfold, after which I will lead the primary lap. I will put it on pole and voluntarily begin final!”