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Oh Danny boy - Ricciardo celebrates third place at the Monaco Grand Prix

Published by Christine

Ricciardo celebrates third place at the Monaco Grand Prix
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Daniel Ricciardo consolidated his position as best of the rest by picking up third place in Monaco, hunting second place Lewis Hamilton to the line. The Australian capitalised on a poor final stint from the Mercedes driver to close the gap, so that the pair took the chequered flag just four tenths of a second apart.

For Daniel, finishing third is starting to get frustrating, but it must help to know he's having a better start to the season than defending and four times world champion Sebastian Vettel. The German retired from the race after struggling with the power unit, leaving all Red Bull's hopes in Ricciardo's hands. After the event, Daniel spoke of his mixed emotions from the afternoon.

"After the re-start we were just saving the tyres to the point that we could get to the end and then, with 20 laps to go, I thought they would be okay so I pushed. It was the first time in the whole race that I felt like I was really driving the car and we caught Lewis. It was fun but I couldn't get him, so I have to say the race finished better than it started."