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.
“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.”