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Ricciardo pins hopes on double points

Monday 28-July-2014 08:53

Daniel Ricciardo reckons if he can close the gap to Mercedes, he "might" just pip them to the title in Abu Dhabi.

This year Formula 1 is offering double points at the season finale, a move introduced in a bid to keep the title alive until the very last lap.

But while many have spoken out against it, at least one driver is hoping to take advantage of it.

"I am aware that I closed the gap, but there is still a long way to go," Ricciardo told Sky Sports News.

"Everyone is saying how weird this Abu Dhabi points system is, but I might keep it close to me and it might work out - we'll see."

On Sunday the Red Bull racer claimed only the second victory of his career having chased down Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton.

He heads into the summer break third in the Championship, 71 points behind Nico Rosberg.

Asked what his target would be when F1 returns to action late August, he said: "Just to get better. I think that is realistic, I'm young, I am still going to keep improving, I am not getting slower so let's keep on this ramp."

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