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Ricciardo reveals KEY approach to getting himself through ‘lowest point’

Ricciardo reveals KEY approach to getting himself through ‘lowest point’

Ricciardo reveals KEY approach to getting himself through ‘lowest point’

Ricciardo reveals KEY approach to getting himself through ‘lowest point’

Daniel Ricciardo has revealed how he kept himself going through the toughest stages of his Formula 1 comeback last season.

The Australian driver suffered a broken hand, an injury which turned out to be a lot worse than originally feared when his accident during Dutch Grand Prix practice happened.

After getting in a twist with fellow countryman Oscar Piastri, leaving his hands on the steering wheel as he hit the barrier would prove to be a mistake that would cost Ricciardo the next five races of the season.

He made his return at the United States GP in Austin, before putting in a headline performance at the Mexican GP weeks later to lift his team in a tight constructors’ championship battle.

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Ricciardo: I refuse to call it a setback

“I think the lowest point was, yeah, like Zandvoort, you know in Holland where I had the accident,” Ricciardo said on his LinkedIn.

“In a way yeah it was a setback but I refuse to call it a setback. You know, this is all just part of the comeback.

“I think with the hand injury I went back to perspective, it’s something I definitely lean on a lot in trying times, you know, I certainly go for the glass half-full approach.

“I was like okay. Even like, okay, it’s my left hand not my right, so I can still write, I can still do most things.”

He now aims to complete his Formula 1 comeback this year with the Visa Cash App RB team – with whom he participated in his first full season with back in 2012.

Should he perform well, he has the chance to put himself in the frame for a Red Bull return in 2025, with Sergio Perez’s contract set to expire at the end of the upcoming season.

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