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Ricciardo wants a better season in 2018

Australian Formula One driver Daniel Ricciardo says he wants a better season in 2018
Australian Formula One driver Daniel Ricciardo says he wants a better season in 2018 VALDRIN XHEMAJ

DANIEL Ricciardo is looking for a big improvement in next year's Formula One season.

The Aussie Red Bull driver says both his driving and his team's support can get better in 2018.

As he prepared for Sunday's season-ending race in Abu Dhabi, Ricciardo said the season had not lived up to his expectations.

"There's been some great races. Obviously, I would love all 20 to be great and not all 20 have been,” Ricciardo said.

"For me, it's just to assess the year once it's all settled and then just try to understand what I could have improved. I'm sure there's on-track stuff but also off track.

"Obviously I give every year a good crack, but give next year a proper crack.

"I've been pretty pleased with the year. I've still got some improvements to make and I'm looking forward to extracting a bit more from myself.”

Ricciardo, whose sole race win came in Baku in June, is fighting to hang on to fourth in the drivers' championship and wants a win on Sunday for confidence heading into the break.

His prospects for Abu Dhabi are shaky having received grid penalties in the last two races for his team replacing parts in his car's Renault engine.

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