The Red Bull Racing driver sampled the new 4.3km Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez circuit in Mexico City on a promotional trip to the country last week, ahead of this year's Mexican Grand Prix.
Ricciardo, who also enjoyed a tour of the venue's new pit and paddock facilities, completed the first ever lap of the newly configured track in a Infiniti Q50 hybrid.
Ricciardo was impressed with the facility and is expecting the circuit to provide drivers with a challenge.
“It was really cool to come and see how the circuit is coming along and to drive around it in the Q50 Hybrid,” said Ricciardo.
“It clearly has a good mix of fast and slow corners which I think will be a real challenge in an F1 car, so I'm looking forward to racing here later in the season.
“I heard that the tickets are already sold out, so it will be a pretty special atmosphere here that's for sure.”
Mexico rejoins the F1 schedule on October 30-November 1, ending a 23 year hiatus from the calendar.