Ricciardo recognises Aussie fans during F1 testing
By Mat Coch
Monday 15th March, 2021 - 10:46am
Daniel Ricciardo has recognised Australian Formula 1 fans during pre-season testing in Bahrain.
The McLaren driver completed three half-days of running on the weekend that was originally scheduled to start the 2021 season.
“Shout out to the Aussie fans,” Ricciardo said over team radio, picked up by the sport’s broadcaster.
“Today was meant to be the Aussie Grand Prix. But… yeah. Hang tight. We’ll be back in November to do it properly.”
McLaren and Ricciardo were standout performers across the three days of pre-season testing.
The Australian topped the morning running on the first two days, while McLaren ran faultlessly through its programme throughout the test.
The 2021 Formula 1 season gets underway with the Bahrain Grand Prix on March 26-28.
Melbourne will now host the third-last round of the year on November 19-21.
Good on ya @danielricciardo 👊
— Formula 1 (@F1) March 14, 2021