Ricciardo: Need to get a few people on the bed

Date published: November 10 2017

Some interviews make more sense than others but Daniel Ricciardo’s post practice quotes in Brazil may just be the strangest yet.

Ricciardo arrived at the Interlagos circuit with a brand new MGU-H following his Mexican engine failure.

Asked about bedding it in during Friday’s first practice, he replied: “So we bought some new mattresses and it is the first night of sleep so you need to get a few people on the bed to figure it out – pillow fights and all.”

As for the afternoon’s session, which he finished P3, he said: “We had a slumber party and it was pretty good.”

Thankfully the Aussie donned his thinking cap shortly after and actually explained how his day had progressed.

“It was a pretty good day, we did alright.

“This morning we didn’t run full beans as we have to get this engine to the chequered flag in Abu Dhabi so we are trying to be smart with our usage.

“This afternoon on the ss we were able to run a normal setting and it looked pretty good.

“Merc are good on high fuel, we seem pretty close on low fuel but they are good on high fuel so I’ll think they’ll have more tomorrow.

“Relative to Ferrari we had a good day.”