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The Austrian track can catch you out: Red Bull's Ricciardo

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The Australian driver, who has had several engine issues this season, will race at the Red Bull Ring this weekend at the Grand Prix of Austria.

Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull with team Motorsport boss Helmut Marko

Sydney, June 12 (IANS) Formula One team Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo says the Austrian Grand Prix track has some quick corners that can catch the drivers out and is not one of the easiest to race on.

"Not one of our strongest (the Red Bull Rin) but good nonetheless. It's short, there aren't a lot of corners but the corners that there are good; there are a couple of proper quick turns and plenty to catch you out," Ricciardo said in a release on Friday.

"It's a fast track. You can have a good scrap as well. I finished the race in a really good tussle with The Hulk (Nico Hulkenberg). Good stuff."

Asked about the signature corners at the 4.326 kms circuit, the 25-year-old Australian said: "Turn One is pretty cool as it climbs up the hill. It looks tight but actually it isn't, it's pretty quick, about third gear, and it opens up nicely."

"Turn Two is interesting as you climb a lot into what's quite a tight right-hander, going uphill and off-camber. The second-last corner as well, that's quick too. It's quite flowing. There's two tight corners but the rest are quick -- third gear and up."

Ricciardo added he likes the atmosphere in Australia saying if feels like a 'festival'.

"(I love) The buzz. With everyone camping around the track the atmosphere was like going to a festival -- everyone sitting out in the sun, drinking beer, listening to music, up in the mountains."


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