Daniel Ricciardo is arranging to don a helmet style not typically witnessed in Formulation one, obtaining trialled a thought color plan in the course of preseason tests in Barcelona around the final two months.
Getting remaining Pink Bull at the stop of final time, Ricciardo is no cost to occur up with a products of his possess creativity now he is at Renault.
All through tests at the Circuit de Catalunya, the place he posted the 12th-fastest lap general, the 29-yr-previous wore a multi-colored style that has “test” penned throughout it, but reported he was operating on some thing particular for the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne in just less than two weeks’ time.
“This helmet has bought a little bit of protection, so this has been a ‘test’ thought if you want to simply call it,” he reported. “But I have been operating with an Australian artist, and he has been operating on it for pretty a number of months.
“It will occur out in Melbourne, but it is undoubtedly likely to be various. It is not likely to be standard and common with a halo and strains that suggest very little.
“I am making an attempt to get absent from the common helmet these times, so it should really be funky. It is sort of creative in a fashionable way.”
Whilst Ricciardo has when been on the podium in Melbourne — when he concluded 2nd in the course of his very first time for Pink Bull — he was disqualified from the race soon just after, indicating his very best effectiveness at his property race has been fourth, which he has obtained 2 times.
No Australian has concluded on the podium in his property race due to the fact it grew to become a environment championship spherical and even though Ricciardo is not envisioned to stop that operate this yr, he reported he was particularly thrilled to be heading again to Melbourne in the black and yellow of Renault.
“There is some thing really brilliant in beginning the time at property,” he reported. “There is additional pleasure guiding that. For me I like staying in Australia, period of time. It is a great place.
“We experienced pretty a significant split due to the fact Abu Dhabi, it was a extensive time in which you do not definitely contend, so just to contend on property soil is interesting.
“And likely now with a new group and arriving there with a new group that is yet another additional little bit of pleasure. It is superior to get started out, I believe.”