Daniel Ricciardo is looking to make the most of McLaren’s newfound momentum following its Australian Grand Prix breakthrough and sharing another ‘shoey’ with Lewis Hamilton

“Last year we got a nice haul of points in Imola, and I am hoping we can get some more this year.

“Whilst the weekend in Melbourne was definitely a positive step forward, we still have a long way to go to get the car in the place we want it to be.

“Thank you to the team for all the work they’re doing on the car, both back at MTC and at the track. Let’s keep pushing.”

Ricciardo and Norris both have an Imola podium to their name, the Australian’s coming for Renault in 2020 and Norris taking third last year.

“We’re not back fighting for podiums just yet, but hopefully we can keep moving forward and get the most out of this weekend,” said Norris.

“The circuit is fast, with some iconic features which should be interesting to tackle in the new cars.

“The Sprint always adds an extra bit of excitement for the fans so I’m looking forward to seeing how the weekend plays out.

“Australia was a more positive weekend for us, but we know we still have a lot of work to do to get where we want to be.

“Let’s keep improving, keep learning more about the car and be ready to take advantage of any opportunities that come up.”

When asked about his good run in 2020 where he finished on the Imola podium Riciarrdo responded.

“Yeah, I don’t know. I mean, I would love that feeling again. And yeah, that was also Lewis’ first shoey as well, so that was a pretty memorable moment for both of us. So, I would I would definitely invite that again, that opportunity, but we’ll see. I’ll push. Hopefully, that means a good result. But I couldn’t tell you at the moment where I’m expecting to end up.”

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