VIDEO: Ricciardo’s season in pictures

Daniel Ricciardo’s excellent debut season with Red Bull Racing has come as a surprise to many in the F1 paddock.

The likeable Australian was expected by many to be comfortably out-performed by team-mate and reigning four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel, but that wasn’t to be the case.

Daniel Ricciardo

Daniel Ricciardo

Despite being disqualified from his second place finish at his home Grand Prix in Melbourne first time out, Ricciardo stood on the podium eight times, including three victories.

This was enough to see him finish third in the championship, only beaten by the all-conquering Mercedes duo of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.