Daniel Ricciardo confesses his disastrous McLaren stint smashed his confidence and made him ‘timid’ – as he highlights what he should have done differently with British team

Australian racing driver Daniel Ricciardo has spoken candidly about his recent stint with Formula 1 team McLaren, admitting it damaged his confidence and made him ‘timid.’. In a recent interview with Speedcafe, Ricciardo accepted some responsibility for his underwhelming performances with McLaren, stating that he had been aware of his weaknesses as a driver. He also admitted that he would have done things differently if he had the opportunity to go back in time. ‘And now, getting back into Red Bull, I felt as well I was certainly a little bit… my confidence was probably not what it used to be as well. ‘But as the day went on, the more comfortable I felt, and the more it just felt like I was kind of back home in a car that I honestly felt comfortable with.

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