The Australian has looked much stronger in recent events having finished second in Germany, Belgium and Singapore, while he claimed victory in Malaysia.
Ricciardo’s best performance at the US Grand Prix came in 2014 as he finished third, although he dropped down to tenth in 2015.
The Red Bull man insists the American track is one he loves and hopes to continue his fine form when the season resumes next weekend.
Ricciardo said: “The track in Austin is sick, I love it.
“It has a lot of unique features like the wide apex at turn one, you could fit about four cars side by side through there.
“There are loads of opportunities to overtake and have fun throughout the whole track. It has fast flowing sections and hairpins, pretty much everything I like in a track.”