Ricciardo's hunger for victories growing

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Daniel Ricciardo says his hunger for race victories is growing with every race he is unable to win.

This weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix marks one year since Ricciardo last won a race, having triumphed at Spa-Franchorchamps in 2014 after Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg collided. Ricciardo scored his first podium of the season at the Hungarian Grand Prix and he says his own motivation has been growing with each frustrating race.

“You just have to lower your expectations,” Ricciardo said. “I understand this year where we are, so I’m not getting too excited about the thought of winning every race but I think you find different ways of getting motivated.

“I still have a strong fire inside my stomach and if anything that’s getting stronger each race. Every race that passes that I don’t have a chance of winning or even getting on the podium, it’s just making my desire for winning even more.

“At least spraying a bit of champagne at the last race was good, it got a few cobwebs out I guess, so that was a nice little relief. But other than that I think you have to keep enjoying driving, hopefully the result comes and if it doesn’t then keep trying.”

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