See Ricciardo beaming immediately after victory: "It was awesome"

17-09-2021 15:54 | Updated: 17-09-2021 16:49
by GPblog.com
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See Ricciardo beaming immediately after victory: It was awesome

Daniel Ricciardo won his first race for McLaren at Monza and that had to be celebrated. McLaren's media people waited for the smiling Australian right after the race and recorded his first reaction

Ricciardo happy with team result

Ricciardo took the lead from the first corner of the Italian GP and was tasked with keeping Max Verstappen behind. The Honey Badger did this superbly and in the second half after the Dutchman's crash with Lewis Hamilton, Ricciardo drove his car to the line in front.

Teammate Lando Norris made it a 1-2 for McLaren. Ricciardo sparkles with laughter as he gets the camera shoved under his nose:

"I'm still trying to stay in the moment, because it was nuts. To be on the podium is one thing, but a 1-2? The last time that happened was a decade ago."

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