The Australian believes Red Bull can close the gap on Mercedes before the summer break.
Daniel Ricciardo says that Red Bull can continue their winning ways in the final four races before the summer break, and apply pressure on Mercedes in the fight for the world championship.
The 24-year-old won his first ever Grand Prix in Montreal earlier this month and said that while this weekend’s Austrian GP is an exciting prospect, it’s Silverstone that will suit the Red Bull’s.
“We capitalised when the opportunity was there [in Canada],” Ricciardo told Sky Sports F1.
“Austria could be interesting and Silverstone has traditionally been a good one for Red Bull so there are a few races in the immediate future which could perhaps help us out.
“Aerodynamically, we are strong and I think Silverstone could be the one where we may challenge.”
Ricciardo said he couldn’t wait to race at the Red Bull Ring (formerly A1 Ring), which hosts its first F1 Grand Prix since 2003.
“It’s great to be going to Red Bull’s home race after an awesome weekend in Canada,” he said.
“I’ve only driven the Red Bull Ring on filming days, essentially a handful of laps without the out-and-out aggression that you’ll see at the Austrian Grand Prix weekend. It’s a tidy circuit, not the longest and not many corners, but what is there is good.
“It sounds as though there will be a massive crowd up in the mountains and I’m sure the return of the Austrian Grand Prix will get off to a really good start.”
Daniel Ricciardo currently sits in third place in the drivers’ championship behind the two Mercedes’ of Lewis Hamilton and points leader Nico Rosberg.