Daniel Ricciardo believes he deserves a serious chance to compete for the Formula 1 world title. Balenciaga Triple S Neon Green For Sale . The Red Bull driver also claims his hunger to become world champion is greater than some other drivers currently on the grid.There are a lot of drivers here on the grid, but not everyone is willing to do what it takes, or take the risk, to really fight for the top, Ricciardo told Sky Sports F1. Some are just happy to be here, which is fair enough, but my desire goes beyond that and Im ready to take the next step. Marc Priestley and Mark Blundell discuss where they would rank Daniel Ricciardo on the Formula One grid. Ricciardo returns to action at the Canadian GP this weekend for the first time since the disappointment of losing a likely victory at F1s showpiece Monaco GP to Mercedes Lewis Hamilton after Red Bull made a mistake with tyres at his final pit stop.Amid simmering frustration after the race two weeks ago, he told Sky Sports News HQ I should be getting more rewarded for his performances. Ricciardo last won a race in 2014.The Australian was asked about his comments on Thursday in Montreal and reiterated his desire to fight for the sports top prize.I feel I deserve a chance to fight for a title now, he said ahead of his 95th grand prix weekend.I feel that, I believe it. I feel Im doing everything I can. Watch Sky F1 on NOW TV Watch the Canadian Grand Prix, live only on Sky F1. You can also watch on NOW TV for ￡6.99 The 26-year-old admitted he needed a few days to cool off from the frustration of Monaco before speaking on the phone to his race engineer and team boss Christian Horner and has now moved on from the disappointment.Red Bull have promised to implement robust procedures to avoid a repeat of the communication mix-up. Ricciardo has welcomed the teams response to the blunder, although explained his post-race frustration had already been building up before the teams race-losing error.It was definitely a combination of a lot of things, he explained.Is Ricciardo in F1s top three?I was already quite frustrated after the first pit stop and then seeing Lewis go with the wets and do one less pit stop than us. I was already thinking the race was lost behind him, in a way. So that was the first one and then the second pit stop compounded everything.Then I guess it happened two weeks in a row and Monaco, we know how important track position is so it didnt matter if we had a soft or a supersoft. If we came out ahead of Lewis 99 per cent of time youre going to stay ahead of him no matter what the compound is.Ricciardo sits behind only Mercedes pair Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton in the Drivers Championship, but feels he would have won the last two races in Spain and Monaco had team decisions and strategy proved more favourable. The Australians three race wins from 2014 - the first of which came in Montreal - remain the only ones of his six-season F1 career and Ricciardo added: There have guys who have been here a long time, for sure, but I came into the team when they were the best and unfortunately when I joined they were no longer the best.We have gone a few years and we havent had that many opportunities, but in 2014 when they arose I felt like I took them. Then this year weve had a few and havent been able to maximise it.Mark Hughes: Ricciardo is driver of the season so farNonetheless, despite a series of missed opportunities, Ricciardo insisted a wedge had not been driven between himself and the team.For a few days I was upset and rueing some missed opportunities, but its one of those things that happens. Its unfortunate it happened back to back [with Spain], that expanded the feelings and emotions a lot more. But Ive moved on, he said.Ive still obviously got a lot of faith in the team and I dont doubt things with them moving forward. For me, its really important this weekend to execute a perfect weekend from my side and the teams side to get back on track. Every race live Get Sky F1: Every race live in 2016 Also See: When is the Canadian GP on Sky? Canadian GP talking points WATCH: F1 Report - Canada preview Get advanced tickets to Silverstone Balenciaga Speed Trainer Black Cheap . The Canadian Luge Association officially named seven athletes to the 2014 Olympic team Tuesday. Edney, will lead teenagers John Fennell and Mitchel Malyk into their first Games in mens singles. Tristan Walker and Justin Snith will represent Canada in doubles, while Gough, will be joined by Kimberley McRae in womens singles. 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He worked out of a bases-loaded jam with no outs in the fourth and stayed out of trouble the rest of the way, helping San Francisco snap a four-game losing streak since his latest gem against San Diego. Lincecum left after throwing 113 pitches, including 73 for strikes -- the exact same line as his no-hitter against the Padres last week -- before Jean Machi pitched a drama-free ninth. "I think the two (starts), if you look at them, its hard to find a big difference," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "Its a guy that had command of all his pitches." Pablo Sandoval hit his 100th career homer to cap a three-run fourth for the Giants, and he got a bottle of bubbly in the clubhouse afterward. San Francisco also scored twice in the fifth to chase Marco Gonzales (0-1) in the left-handers second career start. Gonzales gave up five runs and seven hits in 4 1-3 innings. St. Louis has lost three straight and four of five in a tough stretch against the leagues hottest pitchers. The Cardinals faced a pitcher with a no-hitter this season for the third time in five games. After Josh Beckett and Clayton Kershaw led the Los Angeles Dodgers to victories over St. Louis, Allen Craig singled with one out in the second to put an early end to Lincecums bid for another no-hitter. Balenciaga Triple S Clearance. Lincecum, who has shown signs of returning to his dominant form of late, showed the poise and polish of his younger days even when things started to go awry. Lincecum loaded the bases in the fourth before striking out Craig and Jon Jay and getting Daniel Descalso to ground out. Lincecum pounded his glove and received a standing ovation from the announced sellout crowd of 41,152. "It gets you fired up," right fielder Hunter Pence said. "When a guys making good pitches, you get him on the ropes youve got to make him bleed a little bit. That one slipped away," Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said. San Francisco supplied all the support Lincecum needed in the bottom of the inning. Buster Poseys double drove in a run before Sandovals wind-aided fly carried just over the wall in left to give San Francisco a 3-0 lead. "Its hard to hit one," said Sandoval, who wore his "lucky" boots for the first time in weeks trying to break San Franciscos skid. "Im excited to get this moment." Pence hit an RBI double and Hector Sanchez drove in another run in the fifth to put the Giants up 5-0. The performance from San Franciscos leading men -- Lincecum, Sandoval, Posey and Pence -- was a welcome turnaround for the teams fans. The Giants entered the game 1-6 on their homestand, including four straight losses to Cincinnati. It was the first time San Francisco had been swept in a four-game series at its waterfront ballpark, which opened in 2000. NOTES: Giants CF Angel Pagan is scheduled to be examined by a specialist in Los Angeles on Wednesday after having a setback in his recovery from a back injury while running. Pagan said he has a bulging disk in his back that is pinching a nerve and causing pain in his legs. .... The Cardinals recalled top prospect Oscar Taveras and started him in RF, giving Matt Holliday a day off. Taveras went 0 for 3 with a walk. ... Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright (10-4, 2.01 ERA) starts opposite Giants RHP Ryan Vogelsong (5-4, 3.96 ERA) on Wednesday. ' ' '
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