Ricciardo: Karma can pay me back in Singapore


Robbed of the victory in Monaco, Daniel Ricciardo feels a “little bit of karma” could see him paid back this weekend as Singapore offers another great chance for a Red Bull win.

Formula 1’s street circuits have given Red Bull Racing the opportunity to close the gap to Mercedes this season, however, it was one that they threw away in Monaco.

Ricciardo claimed pole position around the streets of Monte Carlo only for a botched pit stop to allow Lewis Hamilton to take the lead, and ultimately the victory.

The Aussie, though, is hoping that karma, Lady Luck, and all the rest will shine down on him this weekend when Formula 1 takes to the Marina Bay street circuit.

“I don’t believe in much, but if there is a little bit of karma or whatever, I’d like to think I will get my Monaco win back somewhere and Singapore is a track which I will look to,” he told AAP.

“I don’t expect to be handed a victory, absolutely not, but I feel if I work very well across that weekend then it should provide me with a chance.”

Ricciardo has been on the podium in the last two editions of Formula 1’s night grand prix, third in 2014 and second last season where he split the Ferrari drivers.

He added: “I think we’ve got a better package this year than we did last year.

“Last year we pretty much fought for a victory, so looking at that I think that we should be there.

“Mercedes, if they’re able to solve their issues from last year, then of course they’ll be the ones to beat. Even if they’re quick I think we’ll still be like Monaco, we can still be very close to them.”