How "overwhelming" McLaren move has given Ricciardo a new verve
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How "overwhelming" McLaren move has given Ricciardo a new verve

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Daniel Ricciardo has found a new lease of life at McLaren – a move that’s been years in the making, as he explains to STUART CODLING…

"I’m so sorry," grins Daniel Ricciardo – in fact, his signature 1000-watt smile is briefly all GP Racing can see of him as the rest of his body flickers out of view on screen, briefly replaced by a papaya-coloured board bedecked in sponsor logos. “I seem to keep morphing into the background here…”

The slightly surreal practicalities of speaking face-to-face with racing drivers during a pandemic have served up a neat visual metaphor here, so no need to call tech support just yet: Ricciardo is thoroughly embedded at McLaren, even though he’s only completed one race for the Woking equipe thus far.

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