Ricciardo: Montreal will be interesting

Date published: June 3 2016

Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo has claimed that the upcoming Canadian Grand Prix will be the true gauge as to how far or close they are to their rivals.

With impressive performances at the Spanish and Monaco Grands Prix, Red Bull have replaced Ferrari as Mercedes' main competitor.

Ricciardo, though, is convinced that the Austrian company will pull out all the stops to threaten Mercedes and Ferrari once again Montreal and compared the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve to the track in Monaco, which favoured Red Bull's package.

"I think Canada is going to be interesting," he said.

"It's still a street circuit but there's a long straight and it's a bit more of a horsepower circuit. I think that will be a sign; if we can be quick, then I think we can be quick really for the remainder of the season.

"If we can fight for a podium in Canada then we should be able to fight everywhere else.

"We knew this track would be an opportunity for us to win but we'll have a better idea really how competitive we can be, not only on these type of circuits but all the others."