Home pride restored for Red Bull at Silverstone

Ricciardo on the podium at Silverstone 496168709
Ricciardo on the podium at Silverstone 496168709
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Daniel Ricciardo recovered some pride for Red Bull Racing by finishing third at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone on Sunday.

After a thoroughly disappointing home race in Austria two weeks ago, Ricciardo and team-mate Sebastian Vettel picked up good points for the Tilbrook team, with the Australian on the podium, while Vettel finished fifth after a thrilling dice with Fernando Alonso.

Ricciardo back on the podium 496168709

Ricciardo back on the podium 496168709

“This is the best third place I’ve ever got,” said Ricciardo afterwards.

“I’m not normally ecstatic with a third but I really am today, obviously to redeem myself from yesterday and also the fact that I don’t think we had an awesome race car today, but we made it work.”

Vettel’s battle with Alonso was the highlight of the race, which was won by home-crowd favourite Lewis Hamilton.

And the wheel-to-wheel action got a little bit close, Vettel admitted.

He said: “It felt very close with Fernando – maybe a bit too close! It got a bit silly when we both started to complain about the other going off track.

“I don’t think the people care too much if the car is a little bit to the left or the right.”