The Australian conceded that the lack of margin for mistake at the last two avenue events in Monaco and Baku gave him much less chance to discover the limitations of the auto.
However, he feels that the run of 3 races in France and Austria – together with two on consecutive weekends at the latter location – will give him more leeway.
Ricciardo has struggled all year to adapt his driving style to the requirements of the McLaren, despite the fact that he has produced very good development in new months.
“The frustrating detail is I variety of know what it wants,” he mentioned.
“But it is just so hard to just get it ideal. And it is just these a smaller window. So there’ll be a lap in which I can do it.
“But to repeat that 55 laps consecutively or whatever, which is where it can be hard.
“And I believe that’s why I am happy just to end the race and keep trialling and erroring, and all that sort of stuff.
“So I am on the lookout ahead to some open circuits, circuits that are a bit extra forgiving of problems.
“And I feel that’ll probably rapidly monitor my mastering in a triple-header just to maintain some rhythm.”
Daniel Ricciardo, McLaren MCL35M, in the pits
Picture by: Glenn Dunbar / Motorsport Pictures
Ricciardo experienced a significant crash in Q2 in Azerbaijan and started off 13th, whilst he recovered to earn points with ninth spot in the race.
“It can be a road circuit, if you happen to be heading to drive to the restrict, then you will find already a danger of items occurring,” he claimed.
“And then if I’m still striving to possibly come across the place particularly the restrict is, then the probability is naturally that little bit bigger.
“It truly is clearly a disgrace that it little bit me in qualy, as opposed to possibly a apply, but at the exact time, qualy is exactly where you are trying to seriously peak anything you’ve got realized from the car, and get it out of it.
“I are not able to imagine I am heading to say this, but I’m type of psyched to go to Le Castellet, and just get obviously a pretty, I would say, standard keep track of to it’s possible get away with a couple extra errors on.
“The sort of familiarity of that, and then I guess a doubleheader in Austria will ideally make this sort of studying period a little bit less complicated. But it is what it is. It really is clearly on a knife-edge, and I am just seeking to get the most out of it.”