Ricciardo: ‘I need to be aggressive like Grosjean’

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Daniel Ricciardo, Toro Rosso, Spa-Francorchamps, 2012In the round-up: Daniel Ricciardo says he needs to take a leaf out of Romain Grosjean’s book.

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Ricciardo braced for crucial season (Autosport)

“My Achilles heel is that this year, in the first part of the season, I wasn’t aggressive enough in the races. In some aspects I was the opposite of [Romain] Grosjean. Now, however, I think I’ve found the right balance in showing my capabilities.”

50 not-so-famous personalities from sport’s greatest ever year (The Guardian)

The inclusion of Ricciardo on this list is rather odd but it’s good to see Jimmy Vasser get a mention (via Alex Zanardi).

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51 comments on Ricciardo: ‘I need to be aggressive like Grosjean’

  1. nackavich (@nackavich) said on 1st January 2013, 0:48

    Wow, obviously some people have nothing to discuss in the off season so they’ll pick on some paraphrasing! From my summation of the heading and the article, he is saying he needs to raise his aggressiveness to a level where it’s similar to more aggressive drivers (like Grosjean) but obviously without the stupid mistakes.
    I actually think he played it fairly smart in 2012- he kept out of trouble, he demonstrated he had race smarts and pace, and he got himself into more well scoring positions than his team mate (only to have his car let him down).
    Now that he’s proved he’s quick and reliable in quali & the race he can concentrate on focussing that aggression better.
    If he can be aggressive at the right times, more so than he has been, combined with his skill and speed, I think Daniel will be a formidable driver in the future.
    I think the elements are there.

  2. Joey Zyla (@) said on 1st January 2013, 3:00

    Tabloid headline…

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