DANIEL RICCIARDO admits Lewis Hamilton’s struggle to finish racism has been eye-opening – and he admires the Brit’s bravery.
Hamilton is battling to make F1 extra numerous and Ricciardo says the six-time world champion’s actions have led to drivers discussing the difficulty for the primary time ever.
Lewis Hamilton has been praised for his bravery in his struggle to finish racismCredit score: Getty
Daniel Ricciardo admits his F1 rival’s actions have been eye-opening and provokingCredit score: Getty
Talking to SunSport, Ricciardo stated: “I believe he is executed a very good job and put himself on the market.
“That is the factor, everybody most likely has ideas or concepts of their head however not everybody lets them out and speaks their thoughts, due to concern and criticism.
“I believe he is been actually good to push it and to be vocal and to encourage drivers or members within the paddock to talk up or to attempt to educate themselves.
“Which I’ve executed and it has been actually cool. Particularly when all of it type of first began I used to be like ‘Man, how do not I do know this and the way might I be so ignorant?'”
Ricciardo, 31, added: “We have mentioned it in driver briefings, to try to discover methods to be extra inclusive. And we have by no means actually talked about it and once more type of on account of a little bit of ignorance, I by no means realised the entire paddock was white.
“It is by no means been one thing I’ve type of seen, however when it is really put in entrance of you, you are like ‘wow’. It is kinda loopy.”
In the meantime, Ricciardo is feeling on the peak of his powers as he is fourth within the standings, with 2016 being the final time he was above fourth place.
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The Aussie is behind the Mercedes duo of Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas, in addition to Crimson Bull’s Max Verstappen.
And with solely 5 races remaining, the Renault DP World F1 Group driver is set to carry his place to change into one of the best of the remainder.
He added: “If I might stay fourth, it might wrap up an exceptional season.
“There isn’t any prizes for fourth, but it surely’s a pleasant morale victory for certain.
“Clearly Mercedes and Max [Verstappen] they have been the untouchable prime three all yr, so to be the following greatest man above that will serve me fairly effectively.”
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