Despite the scary start, Daniel Ricciardo is still expected to win a race in the 2022 F1 season

The McLaren F1 has had a poor start to the season. Daniel Ricciardo and Lando Norris are struggling with the new car, but Hanny Badger is still sticking with his team. The Australian has backed his team and even claimed that McLaren could still win races.


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The honey badger is in his thirties and may not have many seasons ahead. Ricciardo joined McLaren last season after a long and unsuccessful stint with Renault. Join the Papaya team, hoping to compete at the front and even win the championship.


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JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA – DECEMBER 4: (Build Out) Daniel Ricciardo (Australia), McLaren Formula 1 team looks during qualifying before the start of the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Saudi Arabia at Jeddah Corniche on December 4, 2021 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Hasan Pratik/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

However, Ricciardo struggled for most of the 2021 season, despite helping the team win the Monza race. The 32-year-old has started the 2022 season with a lot of positivity to turn this year into himself. But he made a poor start to the season, as he finished D14 in Bahrain and retired from racing in Jeddah.

Daniel Ricciardo never gave up on McLaren

The Australian struggles with the new 2022 contender, the MCL36. However, he is not alone as his teammate Lando Norris also suffers the same fate. The young Briton finished P15 in Bahrain but took the first points for the team in the Jeddah Grand Prix, and finished seventh. Even after a poor start, Ricciardo supports his team and is hopeful that McLaren can reach the front and win races this season.

ABU DHABI, UAE – DECEMBER 14: Daniel Ricciardo of Australia, McLaren F1 and Pato Award of Mexico and McLaren F1 talk in the garage during the Formula 1 test at Yas Marina Circuit on December 14, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Ricardo said, “But without moving forward [of ourselves]If we’re going to show up and win a race sometime this year, I wouldn’t really be surprised because I still believe in the team, the process we put in and the people we have to get the job done. “

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“I have 100% confidence and belief in people like Andreas [Seidl, team principal]” Honey Badger continued.

McLaren duo impress Andreas Seidl

When Formula One introduced new rules and regulations, fans expected the British F1 team to leave the midfield and fight up front for the championship. But the 2022 season was very difficult for the English builders.


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The new regulations weigh on the Woking-based team. They are even struggling to fight for the midfield that they have dominated for the past few years. However, the disappointing start did not break the McLaren duo as they are doing everything they can to improve. This positive mentality of the McLaren drivers has impressed team principal Andreas Seidl.


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The McLaren duo will race in Melbourne this week and the race will be at home for Daniel Ricciardo. Let’s see if Honey Badger can impress the home crowd and get points for McLaren.

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