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Ricciardo looking for a change of Brazilian fortune

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Daniel Ricciardo is hoping for a breakthrough performance in this year's Brazilian Grand Prix.

Previous visits to Sao Paulo haven't quite gone according to plan for the Australian. He finished in eight place last year - which is actually his best result to date in Brazil.

He was eleventh the year before that, and retired from the race in 2014 during his first season at Red Bull. Clearly he feels he has something to prove here.

"I’m positive I can get a good result there," he insisted. "But as of yet I haven’t really had a stand out race in Brazil. Hopefully that will change this year.

Last year's race was in the wet, and Ricciardo says he wouldn't mind some more help from the elements again this year.

"Last year in the wet was fun. I wouldn’t mind some more rain this year as I know I could do better."

He could be in luck, with long range weather forecasts currently predicting showers for race day.

But regardless of the weather, Ricciardo is determined to enjoy himself next weekend.

“I really like South America in general so I’m always excited about the Brazilian GP," he said.

“The circuit itself isn’t what I typically look for in a track. It doesn’t have any notable high speed corners which I usually really enjoy.

"It is quite slow and short which isn’t that exciting, [but] that doesn’t mean I will try any less for a strong result.

“The fans in Brazil are some of the loudest, lots of air horns and trumpets and a general carnival vibe," he continued.

"The area of town where the track is located is quite authentic so you get lots of local fans coming out to watch the race. It’s a good one with real soul and passion!:

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