Daniel Ricciardo previews FR3.5

Daniel Ricciardo previews FR3.5

Ahead of this weekend's opening Formula Renault 3.5 round at Motorland Aragon, reigning British F3 champion Daniel Ricciardo explains to AUTOSPORT why he can challenge for the title in his rookie year

Q. How did you find your first experiences as a Red Bull Formula 1 reserve driver in Melbourne and at Sepang? I heard that you got to catch up with your old Formula BMW Asia team, Euroasia, in Malaysia.

Daniel Ricciardo: Yes, I got to see everyone, so it was nice. Malaysia was pretty quiet compared to Australia. It was pretty busy in Albert Park, with the media it was full on. So it was a good few weeks, but I'm happy to be back now, empty my suitcase and do a good load of washing.

Q. Are you settled into your role, or are the first few races just acclimatising to how everything is going to work?

DR: I wasn't really sure what to expect for the first few races. I've just got a feel of it now. The next few I do, I'll know how the system works a bit better. I'm just slowly building up to it.

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