Daniel Ricciardo claims  Monaco Grand Prix win  “redemption” for 2016

  • 27 May 2018 19:45
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  • By: Paul Athes


After he lost the Monaco Grand Prix in 2016 in a cruel fashion, Daniel Ricciardo managed to win the race today after a brilliant defensive performance. Troubled with a problematic power loss, the Australian driver carefully nursed his Red Bull car to an outstanding triumph.

“I think I can show more emotion today rather than yesterday. This is two years in the making so I finally feel like the redemption has arrived.” Ricciardo commented shortly after the race ended. “We had problems. We had a lot to deal with during the race. I felt a loss of power and I thought the race was done. I got home just using six gears.” he added

“Thanks to the team. We got it back. I’m stoked. There were a few doubts that came in mid-race but… we won Monaco. It feels good!" Ricciardo concluded. In 2016, Ricciardo took his first career pole position and led for the most part of the race until a strategic error costed him the race win.

After six rounds, Ricciardo currently sits third in the Drivers Championship with 72 points. Aston Martin Red Bull team principal Christian Horner made a post race comment regarding Ricciardo's chances for the world title. “He’s now won the same amount of races as Lewis and Sebastian in this championship." Horner told Sky Sports. “Obviously he could have done more in Bahrain without that retirement, we all know what happened in Baku.” he concluded.


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  • Jutlandia

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    Ok with me that Riciardo wins, but what a boring race it was.
    Wasen't it Riciardo that said he never won boring races?

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    • May 27 2018 - 20:14
    • You think it's boring winning with a car that's 160HP down on power? Sure the race wasn't as visually spectacular, but this was no 2012 Vettel coasting at the front winning by 30 seconds his sixth consecutive race. Now that's boring.

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      • May 28 2018 - 03:22
    • I found it an incredibly cool performance. Literally one slip, and Vettel woulda swallowed our dear Aussie whole. Figuratively, no need for Vettelardo fanfics, methinks. :)

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      • May 28 2018 - 17:11

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