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Ricciardo expecting fun day at Spa

Tuesday 12-August-2014 11:36

Spa-Francorchamps is rated as one of the best tracks on the F1 calendar and it is no surprise to see that Daniel Ricciardo can't wait to return to the circuit.

Formula One's annual summer break is nearly something of the past and teams will be heading to Spa next week for the Belgian Grand Prix.

Red Bull driver Ricciardo in particular can't wait to get going again following his victory last time out at Hungary, and he is expecting a good weekend out due to the nature of the circuit.

"Spa is a fun track. I think it is the longest on the calendar so it's... you feel like, in a way, you get a little bit lost out there," he told CNN's 'The Circuit. "It's, I think, over seven km long. You know there is parts right down the back of the track which are surrounded by trees and you feel like you are driving a little bit in the forest rather than these modern day circuits...

"But I think most of all it is fun. It is a flowing track. It's really high speed on a lot of places and, you know, up and down, left rights - it keeps us busy and it is also good for racing."

Red Bull have won two of the last three races at Spa with Sebastian Vettel claiming success last season and in 2012. Ricciardo, though, admits the team will have their work cut out to produce a perfect lap.

"I think it is going to be interesting. I mean there is... Spa is pretty even across the lap," he said.

"There are some very long straights, which will unfortunately give a little bit of lap time away. But then there are some fast and flowing parts - particularly in the second sector should be a stand out sector for us as a team. Whether that is enough then to catch back what we have lost on the straight we don't know. We will see... Maybe some rain will help things out."

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