Ricciardo: Hockenheim is a fun circuit, my highlight is the battle with...

Ricciardo: Hockenheim is a fun circuit, my highlight is the battle with Alonso in 2014

Daniel Ricciardo
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The Red Bull drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen are fourth and sixth in the drivers’ overall standings of the 2018 Formula world championship after 10 rounds. Now they are ready for the next challenge – the German Grand prix.

Daniel Ricciardo

“Hockenheim is a fun circuit and I’ve always enjoyed going there. My highlight is probably the battle I had there with [Fernando] Alonso in 2014 which I loved. Turn 1 is super-fast and the track is good for overtaking. The stadium section is also fast with a big bold left-hander. All around, it’s a good track and one I’ve always gone well on and enjoyed. It’s good to have a bit of a break after the tripleheader as things haven’t quite gone my way over the last three races, but I’m looking forward to getting back on track and to things turning around in Germany and Hungary. The German crowds are great, the German beer is good and of course, I always look forward to more Schnitzel.”

Max Verstappen

“The German Grand Prix is back on the calendar and I’m looking forward to it. I’m sure quite a few Dutch fans will also come over and visit the track to support me. At the last German Grand Prix we had a double podium, so that is, of course, a good memory. Hockenheim is a historic track with some interesting corners, especially in the last sector where you can try different lines, so that’s enjoyable. I’m looking forward to the whole weekend and to experience it again. Also, I think for Germany to have a Grand Prix is very important as there are so many motorsport fans living there. So, I’m happy to go back.”