Daniel Ricciardo, McLaren boss Zak Brown evaluation earlier than British Grand Prix, Lando Norris

Daniel Ricciardo’s McLaren boss has given the Australian a brutal rev-up forward of the British Grand Prix.

The 32-year-old on Saturday morning confirmed spectacular tempo to complete seventh in qualifying for the game’s first ever dash race at Silverstone.

Nonetheless, his return to kind has been overshadowed by a harsh evaluation from McLaren CEO Zak Brown, talking on the British Grand Prix.

Brown stated he’s stunned by how a lot Ricciardo has struggled to adapt to his new MCL35 automotive — in comparison with teammate Lando Norris.

“I feel we’re stunned, he’s stunned that he’s not nearer Lando’s tempo — however the excellent news is everybody’s working very exhausting, everybody is aware of the place we have to enhance,” Brown said, according to Reuters.

“Daniel is aware of the place he wants to enhance, so there’s no excuses, simply exhausting work forward of us and I hope he will get on high of it as a result of we want two automobiles continually within the entrance if we’re going to carry onto third within the championship.

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“He’s undoubtedly getting nearer and his race tempo is stronger than his qualifying tempo in the intervening time. I feel it reveals how good Lando is.

“(Lando) has proven he’s an superior racing driver so I feel Daniel’s up in opposition to robust competitors.”

Ricciardo has admitted to feeling uncomfortable along with his new automotive since shifting from Renault on the finish of 2020 — however is placing in exhausting yards to adapt to his new automotive.

He has accrued simply 40 championship factors for his new group this season — and his finest end this 12 months has been sixth.

Norris has 101 championship factors on the again of three podium finishes.

Ricciardo’s exhausting work seems to be paying off after Saturday morning’s qualifying session.

He completed simply 0.02 seconds behind his teammate to complete seventh general — and was simply 0.08 seconds away from the time set by Charles Leclerc, who certified P4.

World champion Lewis Hamilton edged out title rival Max Verstappen in qualifying to take pole place.

Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas was third, Sergio Perez was fifth and Norris was sixth.

Daniel Ricciardo has been doing it robust.Supply: Getty Pictures

The agony of being so near qualifying fourth left Ricciardo questioning what may have been.

“I’m combined proper now, as a result of it was really good,” stated Ricciardo.

“We had a great feeling and good tempo and simply the final run, I feel there was a while on the desk. I see how shut it’s and whenever you see fourth so shut… proper now I really feel like I do know the place that [time] is.

“You’ve received to be somewhat bit good about the details [being] on Sunday, so that you don’t wish to wreck your self for Sunday if you understand what I imply and do one thing foolish.

“However I see it as a chance to start out additional up the grid on Sunday. I’m excited for the format. I like having one follow straight into quali, I feel that’s sort of enjoyable.

“So it’s been a great day – I’m clearly simply annoyed with such small margins.

“Wanting on the final two qualifyings [where Ricciardo took P13 on the grid in both Red Bull Ring races], seventh is nice, however I really feel it’s additionally a slight missed alternative. I feel we may have regarded rather a lot higher tomorrow – I say rather a lot higher, clearly as tight as it’s, all we wanted was that final little bit and it’s just a few extra spots up the grid.

“Nevertheless it’s all good, we’ll kick on tomorrow and placed on a great begin for the followers, upset some folks after which get everybody cheering.”

The dash race format can be repeated on the Italian Grand Prix in September and at one different race, but to be specified race this 12 months.

Saturday evening’s dash will provide championship factors with three for the winner, two for second and one for third.

It is going to final 25-Half-hour and be run over 100km, which at Silverstone means 17 laps. That compares with 52 laps and simply over 306km for the race itself on Sunday.

Official qualifying outcomes for British Grand Prix Dash Race

Entrance row: Lewis Hamilton (GBR/Mercedes) — Max Verstappen (NED/Crimson Bull-Honda)

2nd row: Valtteri Bottas (FIN/Mercedes) — Charles Leclerc (MON/Ferrari)

third row: Sergio Perez (MEX/Crimson Bull-Honda) — Lando Norris (GBR/McLaren-Mercedes)

4th row: Daniel Ricciardo (AUS/McLaren-Mercedes) — George Russell (GBR/Williams-Mercedes)

fifth row: Carlos Sainz (ESP/Ferrari) — Sebastian Vettel (GER/Aston Martin-Mercedes)

sixth row: Fernando Alonso (ESP/Alpine-Renault) — Pierre Gasly (FRA/AlphaTauri-Honda)

seventh row: Esteban Ocon (FRA/Alpine-Renault) — Antonio Giovinazzi (ITA/Alfa Romeo-Ferrari)

eighth row: Lance Stroll (CAN/Aston Martin-Mercedes) — Yuki Tsunoda (JPN/AlphaTauri-Honda)

ninth row: Kimi Raikkonen (FIN/Alfa Romeo-Ferrari) — Nicholas Latifi (CAN/Williams-Mercedes)

tenth row: Mick Schumacher (GER/Haas-Ferrari) — Nikita Mazepin (RUS/Haas-Ferrari)

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