Having seen shut up final season how Ricciardo works together with his engineers and crew when out of the automotive, Fry says that it’s the Australian’s angle to work that actually stands out – and is of big profit.
“I feel Daniel’s excellent,” defined Fry, who’s Alpine’s chassis technical director.
“He is clearly very fast and really wise. However I feel additionally, once you truly take a look at the way in which he motivates a staff and that facet of it, which regularly will get forgotten, he’s nice.
“Even once you’ve had a session that is not so good as you’d have hoped or no matter, he is nonetheless large enough to see the advantages of what we have realized in that and that we are going to do ‘higher tomorrow’ sort of factor.
“That’s truly a great way of pulling the crew and the staff collectively actually. So I feel [he’s] fairly excellent and fairly distinctive actually.”
Fry won’t get to proceed working with Ricciardo this 12 months, with the Australian having elected to change to McLaren for 2021.
His place at Alpine, previously Renault, is being taken by Fernando Alonso, who’s making a comeback to F1 after two seasons away.
And having embedded himself as a lot as potential inside Renault final 12 months, Fry says that the double world champion is fairly ready for what lies forward.
“He is been clearly within the simulator, and lots of this stuff are about attempting to get aware of some even easy issues,” mentioned Fry.
“It sounds easy, however it’s essential learn to drive the ability unit as of late. Even the identical powerunit, in a unique automotive, it is fully totally different in how we set issues up.
“So there’s lots of studying that he must get on and do there. He is actually been listening in on the debriefs and stuff like that by way of the varied race weekends, so it has all been a case of him getting embedded within the staff actually.
“Once you look to the beginning of the 12 months, with solely three days of testing after which straight off to [the first race] you have to do all the pieces you may to try to embed the drivers within the staff, not simply by way of methods to drive the automotive, but in addition to know the folks and get used to how we work.”