Daniel Ricciardo you beauty! The man from down under has delivered a long overdue podium for Renault at the Eifel Grand Prix. Ricciardo was quite frankly brilliant today and drove a flawless race.
Having started the race in P6, Ricciardo quickly jumped into P5 by passing Red Bull’s Alex Albon. He set an aggressive tone early on by going after Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc in P4, in what was an enthralling battle.
Undoubtedly, there will be celebrations galore at Renault and Ricciardo has finally gotten the reward he so richly deserves for his performances this year.
He finished P4 at the British GP, the Belgian GP, and at the Tuscan GP; fourth time was the charm for the Honeybadger. This was Ricciardo’s first podium for nearly two-and-a-half years. His last podium came at Monza when he won the Italian Grand Prix with Red Bull in 2018.
However, this podium would certainly be very special for Ricciardo and one that he will remember for a long time. Yet Ricciardo and Renault weren’t the only people pumped at a podium finish.
As expected, with such a performance and a podium to cap it, the Twitterati went berserk. Check out some of the best tweets below.
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Twitter reacts to Daniel Ricciardo finishing P3 at the Eifel Grand Prix
You’d have thought Daniel Ricciardo has just won the race and matched Schumacher’s record.
— Philip Duncan (@PhilDuncanF1) October 11, 2020
The look of a man who now has to get a tattoo designed by @danielricciardo 🤪#EifelGP 🇩🇪 #F1 pic.twitter.com/W73j56tHrH
— Formula 1 (@F1) October 11, 2020
IT’S HAPPENING! RICCIARDO P3! #WTF1 #EifelGP pic.twitter.com/1xmMsjy7Ay
— WTF1 (@wtf1official) October 11, 2020
Ricciardo to the podium? 🏆😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/iaMMnf1kBG
— Robert Doornbos (@robertdoornboss) October 11, 2020
Yessssss Daniel pic.twitter.com/s8b7L66YPJ
— Formula1 Fanpage (@formula1fanpgx) October 11, 2020
Ricciardo keeps Renault in the mid-field battle for bragging rights
The Australian’s P3 finish gave Renault a total of 114 points by the end of the race. This effectively keeps the French team in 5th place on the Constructors’ Championship table, but more importantly, they remain only 6 points behind Racing Point who moved up to the third place.
Had Ocon finished the race, they could well have been where Racing Point are now. However, the Frenchman suffered braking problems during Lap 23 and was subsequently ruled out.
As for Ricciardo, his outing in Germany propels him to 4th place on the Drivers’ Championship table with 78 points. With 6 more races to go, Ricciardo would want to continue his strong form and end his time with Renault on a high.