During the press conference, Daniel Ricciardo spoke about what he would do if he had to leave his teammate ahead of his home race and what it feels like to win such a Grand Prix.
‘New!’ is Ricciardo’s clear answer when asked if he would let Norris pass in Melbourne. ‘As a child you dream of a home win.’ He does, however, make a caveat. “When it’s the last race of the season and the title is on the line, it’s a more complex decision,” said the Australian.
The cheerful McLaren driver has had to do without a Grand Prix in his home country for a year longer and it hurts him at the thought of having to let his teammate in front. He also lets Pérez, who is sitting next to him during the press conference, give him the feeling of a home victory. “I want you to win too!” said the Honey Badger.