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Red Bull driver Ricciardo looking forward to Belgian GP

IANS  |  Brussels 

Formula 1 driver Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull on Monday said he is looking forward to racing at his favourite Spa-Francorchamps circuit in the Belgian Grand Prix here on August 23.

"When I was a kid I played the racing games quite a bit and Spa was always the track I played. It is my favourite and when I go to drive there for real, every bit was as good as I thought it would be," Ricciardo said in a release.

"I feel very well, I'm coming off an injury but I'm getting minutes and I feel better every time out. I want to do better in order to get back to the national team. I'm working hard for that."

Speaking about the track, the Australian said, "It was pretty tough to drive. We ran really low downforce, pretty much Monza-spec. It made it tricky: tail-y but fun. Trying to keep up the rhythm when the car is moving around is not always easy - but I think it was the best package we had for the weekend."

Talking about the weather, he said, "Rain's the only thing that would put me off. When Spa's sunny, it's great. A proper old-school grand prix for the real racing enthusiast."

"Great atmosphere, great fans, great beer and definitely the place to come if you like the frites. Only drawback is that it'll be 30 degree Celsius with blue skies one minute and hosing down the next."

First Published: Mon, August 17 2015. 20:00 IST